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Grant helps Circle K members experience Spark!

Jul 10, 2019
CKI Spark! group community service in Chicago

To ignite the leadership potential of its members, Circle K International has created Spark! — a four-day interactive program in which participants explore their leadership style.


Thanks to a grant from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund — and the gifts that made it possible — Spark! offers networking and problem-solving activities in a safe and encouraging environment. 


The second annual Spark! program took place May 30-June 2, 2019, in Chicago. The grant from the Children’s Fund helped offset registration expenses for the 21 participants. With that support, they could get the most from Spark! — with less burden from the costs of room and board, leadership workshops, service projects in the local community and more.


At 
Spark!, a nominated group of emerging leaders attend 
large- and small-group workshops. The attendees also serve their host community by conducting research and suggesting solutions for a specific challenge that the community is facing.


“Each one of us took something away,” said Aaron Sinclair of the CKI Club at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. “For me it was finding my passion and that motivation to keep going.” 


Aaron even called his Spark! experience “life-changing.” 


A key goal of the program is to help participants learn about themselves in a way they can use during the rest of their Circle K experience — and throughout their lives. 


For more information about 
Spark!, go to circlek.org. You can also email 
circlek@kiwanis.org or call (317) 217-6237. 


To support programs like 
Spark!, go to circlek.org/donate.