The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches spent the afternoon of Monday, May 16 planting three rose bushes, two pear trees and a peach tree with the K-Kids club at NSU E-Lab. This sustainability project was done in honor of Arbor Day and brought approximately 50 kids outside to plant, water and weed in the beautiful E-Lab garden. The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches sponsors several Service Leadership Clubs in the area. K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students with more than 36,000 members worldwide. It is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body.
Currently, the Kiwanis Club sponsors active K-Kids clubs at NSU E-Lab and NSU Elementary Magnet. The local Kiwanis Club also sponsors two Builders Clubs, one at NSU Middle Lab and the other at Natchitoches Middle Magnet. Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. Adult volunteers are Tiffany Woods, Richard Rose, Craig George, Charlie Holt and Kaitlyn Hamm.