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Governor's Project


More Than a Book Drive:


The "Once Upon A Time" Governor's Project is an initiative to encourage Florida District clubs to engage in more service projects to promote literacy to make a positive impact on our community. Literacy is not just about book drives but instead about realizing that literacy is tied to everything we experience and do. 


The service impact we make on literacy can be made by creative service projects outside of just education involvement such as addressing mental health, food and housing insecurity, environmental concerns, and much more.


Many service ideas can be seen as beneficial to literacy as they tackle the issue from a different angle. Together, we can help solve the literacy problem in our nation, starting from our communities.


Clubs that complete a service project in at least 4 of the categories and apply for the Governor’s Project award will receive recognition at District Convention 2024.

A Literacy Program Can:

  • Focus on a book drive that collects an distributes books for children of all ages

  • Provide after-school tutoring to improve children’s reading skills

  • Create events such as a puppet show based on a storybook

  • Read to adults in nursing homes to combat loneliness

  • Strengthen the Kiwanis Family bond by working together with various branches of Kiwanis

If you have any questions, please contact Governor Jose Mendez at

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