Caring for Children

Kiwanis Terrific Kids

What is Terrific Kids?

Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Caring.

Glenelg Club awards Terrific Kids with a certificate, book voucher from Dymocks and bookmark in a branded bag! We are currently sponsoring the following Kiwanis Terrific Kids schools:

  • West Beach Primary School
  • Henley Beach Primary School
  • Fulham North Primary School
  • Glenelg Primary School

Two children at the end of terms 2 and 4 from each of those schools receive the bag with the goodies.

We also Award students annually at these schools:

  • Springbank Secondary College
  • Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment School and Services

Smith Family Sponsorship

Our Glenelg Club also sponsors two children through The Smith Family. The children we sponsor are now in high school and we have been with them all the way through their school years. The Smith Family is an Australian, independent non-profit children’s charity whose goal is to create opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children and their families and encourage them to participate more fully in society, using education as a key tool.


We also assist where there is an individual need. As an example, in 2022 we held a Quiz Night and the proceeds of that went towards providing a Frame Runner (also known as a Race Runner) for a young lady with cerebral palsy. A Frame Runner trike is a custom built three-wheeled frame where the runner is fully supported by a saddle and leans against a chest support, propelling themselves forward by the feet (one or both), while using the hands and/or arms to steer. Participating in Frame Running provides each individual the freedom to move and run in a supported and balanced way without a walker, wheelchair or similar device. Race Running is a liberating sport and is available for those aged 3 – 103 who have impaired balance, be that cerebral palsy, brain injury, high leg amputations, arthritis, Parkinsons and many other balance impairments.

There are many other examples of ways in which our club has helped children, ranging from equipment to help children who are blind, be it sporting or computers, wheelchairs, helping build sensory playgrounds, donations to Treasure Boxes, Puddle Jumpers, Arthritis for Kids, Backpacks4Kids, and so much more.

We also fund 2 teams of children to attend Kiwanis Camp Amity which is an annual camp for disabled girls who attend with a Girl Guide carer.

Are you ready to join us? Contact us or apply for Kiwanis club membership here