LARGO Ė The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas will offer two of its programs to Frontier Elementary School starting this school year: a K-Kids Club and a BUG program.
K-Kids is a student-led community-service organization for elementary school students. Funded by the Kiwanis club and guided by a school faculty adviser, the students will learn how to conduct meetings, plan, organize and carry out service projects.
The BUG, or Bringing Up Grades, program is designed to help students raise grades from one grading period to the next. The sponsoring Kiwanis club funds the promotional materials and hosts parties for the students, giving prizes to the ones who successfully raised one or more grades while maintaining the rest of their grades. Students sign a contract with their teacher, who will remind them of their goal. Mentors will then help the students to achieve their goal.
The Largo Kiwanis club has additional BUG programs at Mildred Helms, Ridgecrest, and Ponce de Leon.
Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization founded in 1915 and dedicated to improving the lives of children through local Kiwanis clubs.
The Largo Kiwanis club is accepting new members, and meets twice a month: for a breakfast on first Fridays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Royal Palms, 200 Lake Ave. NE. in Largo, and for dinner on second Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Roosterfish Grill, 776 Missouri Ave., also in Largo.