The major emphasis of every Kiwanis Club is to support Young Children: Priority One.  
Young Children Priority One (YCPO) is an ongoing community service program of Kiwanis International that addresses the needs of children 0-5. All 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.

Young Children Priority One focuses on four key areas:

  • maternal and child health;
  • child care and development;
  • parent education and support; and
  • safety and pediatric trauma.