About Greater Boston Young Professionals Kiwanis

The GBYP Kiwanis Club was organized with the goal of bringing together young professionals from throughout the Greater Boston region to serve our community.  Through hands of service and monthly socials/meetings, we strive to create a community of service-minded young people who actively make a difference in the Greater Boston community.  We engage in a variety of service projects with an emphasis on projects that serve children and those in need in the Greater Boston area.

Greater Boston Young Professionals Kiwanis strives to:

  • Support the Greater Boston communities through service,
  • Enhance professional opportunities through networking,
  • Develop friendships through social events, and
  • Develop our members professionally through leadership opportunities.
GBYP Kiwanis Social/Meeting

What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them, and provide the support they need to thrive.  Each community is different, so each Kiwanis Club is different.

Kiwanis Clubs sponsor various Service Leadership Programs, including Circle K International (for college/university students), Key Club International (for high school students), Builders Club (for middle school students), K-Kids clubs (for elementary school students), and Aktion Clubs (for adults living with disabilities).  Our Kiwanis Club co-sponsors the Circle K International club at Boston University and sponsors Circle K International club at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House

What Makes a Young Professionals Club Different?

Our Kiwanis Club focuses on the Kiwanis International mission of “serving the children of the world,” but functions in a way that is better suited to the lives of young professionals.  For example, we:

  • Hold monthly, informal meetings instead of weekly meetings with speakers (during COVID-19, our meetings are on Zoom).
  • Emphasize hands-on service over fundraising and check-writing.
  • Limit the cost of membership with reduced dues, no fixed meal cost at meetings, and no appeals for donations from members.
  • Focus on fun and service over Kiwanis traditions.
GBYP Kiwanis Charter Night in 2015

History of our Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Boston Young Professionals was organized on October 15, 2015 and celebrated its charter ceremony on December 4, 2015 with 19 charter members.

Our Kiwanis Club’s goals are to:

  • Provide hands-on service to local organizations such as that serve children and people in need.
  • Develop a network for Key Club and Circle K International alumni who now live in Greater Boston.
  • Support the Circle K International throughout Boston.

Club Leadership

Board of Directors (2019-2020)

President Matt Borek
President-designate Danielle Cook
Secretary Will Bradford
Treasurer-designate Maryann Belason

Director/PR Chair Casey Hewson
Director/Service Chair Aashka Shah
Director/Membership Chair Jessica Newberry

Contact Information

Club email address: gbypkiwanis@gmail.com

Mailing address:
GBYP Kiwanis
c/o Will Bradford
PO Box 143
Quincy, MA 02170

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