Builders Club — Middle School Program

Motto:  Building Leaders

Objects:

· To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
· To develop leadership potential.
· To foster the development of strong moral character.
· To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.

Vision:

To develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service.

Mission:

Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.

Core Values:

· Character building: The ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice.
· Leadership: The ability to listen, communicate, serve and guide others.
· Inclusiveness: Accepting and welcoming differences in other people.
· Caring: The act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations.

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Pledge

“I pledge on my honor to uphold the objects of Builders Club. To better my school, my community, my nation, and myself. To aid those in need while enhancing leadership capabilities, and to encourage the fellowship of all mankind.”

If you would like to have a Builders Club at your school and have Kiwanis of Carefree sponsor your club, please feel free to CONTACT Kiwanis of Carefree to see what the first steps might be.

SKILLS WE DEVELOP

Learning Social and Emotional Skills

How does Builders Club impact those involved? It helps in developing important Social and Emotional Skills, which allows club members to understand self and develop meaningful connections with others. Club members learn to calm down when angry, initiate meaningful friendships, resolve relationship conflicts respectfully, and make ethical and safe choices.

The five core categories of Social and Emotional Learning are listed below. Builders Club members attain skills in each core area through participation in the research, planning and implementation of community service projects.

Self-awareness
Accurately accessing one’s feelings, interests, values, and strengths/abilities, and maintaining a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.

Self-management
Regulating one’s emotions to handle stress, control impulses, and persevere in overcoming obstacles; setting personal goals and academic goals and then monitoring one’s progress toward achieving them. The ability to express emotions constructively.

Social awareness
Taking the perspective of empathizing with others; recognizing and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences; identifying the following social standards of conduct; and recognizing and using family, school, and community resources.

Relationship skills
Establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation; resisting inappropriate social pressure; preventing, managing, and resolving interpersonal conflict; and seeking help when needed.

Responsible decision-making
Making decisions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, appropriate standards of conduct, respect for others, and likely consequences of various actions; applying decision-making skills to academic and social situations; and contributing to the well-being of one’s school and community.