Educational Initiatives

Future Leaders Through Education Scholarship Fund


The Future Leaders Through Education Scholarship Fund was created to provide assistance to hard working, underserved Hispanic students in Miami-Dade County with the opportunity to attend a four-year college. Since the inception of the program in 1988, the Club has awarded over $1.5 million to deserving students who realized their dream of earning a college degree.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to apply for a scholarship:
-Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
-Be of Hispanic heritage
-Reside in Miami-Dade County
-Demonstrate financial hardship
-Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
-Enroll in college as a full time student with a minimum of 12 semester hours

Back to School Program


Since 1991, the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana has been partnering with the Miami-Dade County Public School System to distribute book bags and school supplies to children in low-income areas.  The annual distribution, which takes place at the beginning of each academic year, reaches more than 8,000 children from various schools and community organizations. The book bags include all school supplies needed for the start of a child’s school year based on age group, including notebooks, pencils, folders, glue sticks, rulers, markers, composition books, filler paper, safety scissors and crayons.