Kids interested in community service now have a club designed specifically for them.

The Hudson Area Public Library and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson have joined together to launch K-Kids, a service organization for upper elementary kids. K-Kids is part of the international Kiwanis service club structure.

K-Kids is a student-led organization. Kids structure their own clubs, choose their own projects and create their own plans to serve the community. The club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson and meetings will be held twice monthly at the Hudson Area Public Library. A librarian and a Kiwanis leader will serve together as advisors for the club.

K-Kids is designed to:

• Develop leadership and teamwork skills

• Build confidence and character

• Meet other kids

• Have fun

K-Kids was first charted in 2000. There are now 1,200 clubs worldwide but none locally. There are no registration fees for the club.

The Organizational Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 1 at the Hudson Area Library.

Informational meetings were held on March 18 and 25. Even if a parent or child did not attend the informational meeting, they can still attend the organizational meeting.

Parents can also call Shelley Tougas at the library at 715-386-3101 or Fred Dietze from Kiwanis at 715-381-0038.