YCPO - Young Children Priority One
YCPO is an ongoing community service program of Kiwanis International that addresses the needs of children age 0-5. All Kiwanis clubs are encouraged to carry out at least two YCPO projects per calendar year, though many clubs are able to do more—serving children, families, and communities.
YCPO focuses on four key areas:
- maternal and child health;
- child care and development;
- parent education and support; and
- safety and pediatric trauma
The Alameda West Kiwanis Club has been very active in supporting YCPO projects over the years. Just in the past few years, we have been busy with several valuable and fun projects including:
- Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute (KPTI): In partnership with Children's Hospital, we have raised thousands of dollars for KPTI;
Head Start Volunteers: we've supported the Head Start programs of Jefferson County with volunteer hours and donations for several projects over the years, including painting classrooms and building shelves, playground maintenance, etc.
Contact: contact the Committee Chairperson for YCPO for more information.