The Shoals Christian Key Club was chartered April 21, 2003 by a group of students who wanted to see a service organization added to the activities available for high school students.
Requirements to join Key Club:
- be in 9th - 12 th grade
- pay dues - $30 a year
- be willing and able to participate in various service projects throughout the year
- be ready to have fun
For more information about The Great Alabama District of Key Club
2019-2020 Key Club and Sleep in Heavenly Peace team up to build beds.
Shoals Christian School Key Club has been positively impacting the Shoals area since 2003. While they have raised money for yearly projects like Benjamin Russell Children's Hospital in Birmingham and Reading is Fundamental, they also choose special projects to tackle.
This year the club voted to build 10 beds for children in need with the local chapter of the national organization, Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP). Sleep in Heavenly Peace was started in 2012 when Luke Mickelson and his youth group decided to build a bed for a local family whose children slept on the floor. Today there are 134 trained chapters including one in the Shoals.
The club raised enough to pay for building 8 beds and partnered with a local Sunday school group from Highland Baptist to make it 10 beds. The build took place at the school. The event was so moving for club president, Nicholas Edmonds, that he wanted to do more. He applied for a Youth Opportunities Grant though Key Club International to build more beds. In January 2020, the club was awarded the top amount of $2000 to build more beds and purchase bedding for the beds.
The motto for SHP is No kid sleeps on the floor in our town. The SCS Key Club is proud to be doing their part to make this a reality.
To get involved in SHP, visit one of the links below.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace National
Shoals Chapter of SHP
History of Key Club:
The first Key Club was 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 consisted 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.
Today, Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students in the world. It has more than 250,000 members in 5,000 clubs in 30 countries. ` from Key Club's History www.keyclub.org