Who We Are
"Today, Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students in the world. It has more than 270,000 members in 5,000 clubs in 30 countries" (KEY CLUB).
Merced Key Club is known for volunteering at events in the Central Valley of California, the most popular event being Kiwanis Kiddieland. Along with Kiddieland, we also participate in the Alzheimer's Walk, Pedal Merced, the Miracle Mile of Quarters, ELIMINATE Week, and many other events held by major, nonprofit organizations. We may only be 1 club, but the changes we make through our selfless devotion to the greater good have an impact 5,000 times greater on the world than on our community.
Merced High School
205 W. Olive Ave.
Merced, CA 95348
"The first Key Club formed in 1925 in Sacramento, California with 11 charter members. Key Club was the idea of two Sacramento Kiwanis club members, Albert C. Olney and Frank C. Vincent, who also were high school administrators. They approached their Kiwanis club with the idea of starting a junior service club in the high school. It would resemble Kiwanis, have its own classifications based on school interests and hold luncheon meetings.
The club was comprised of the key boys in the school, willing to serve the school in any way possible and to create better school spirit. Thus, the club was dubbed Key Club" (KEY CLUB).
How to Join Merced Key Club
Pay membership fee and attend meetings regularly