Fourth-grade students at Walker-Winter Elementary School have the opportunity to participate in service learning through the Canton Kiwanis K-Kids.
Students who were interested in joining the club had to write an essay on how they want to help their community. Fourteen students were chosen. They will have regular meetings with Janine Owen and Arien Weber, Kiwanis Kids advisers from Walker-Winter. They will also get support from Plymouth Kiwanis sponsor Charlene Briggs.
The students will plan activities, including food drives, Pennies for Patients, make blankets for children's hospitals, school beautification projects, support the little lending library at Walker and volunteer as Salvation Army bell ringers.
The K-Kids mission statement reads: "K-Kids is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership."
The K-Kids are Malise Brown, Paige Brydie, Ann Dowling, Mariah Hartzog, Suvi Huff man, Maddison Johnson, Lucas Jones, KeSbawn McGraw, Kane Merer, Aidan Priester, Kamari Robinson, Grace Smith, Jordan Theisen and DeAnthony Vollman.