THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE CLUB
The National Exchange Club, founded in 1911, is a national service organization for those who want to improve their communities, make friends and have fun. Exchange is made up of more than 650 clubs and nearly 20,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.Exchange Clubs make communities better places to live through Programs of Service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and Exchange’s National Project, the prevention of child abuse.
THE EXCEL CLUBS OF COPPERAS COVE
EXCEL Clubs are part of The National Exchange Club network. They are groups of students dedicated to improving their schools, communities and country through volunteerism. EXCEL Clubs serve their communities and develop valuable leadership and communication skills. Members learn and grow through community service projects, fundraising for charity, and working toward a common goal. Being a part of EXCEL allows members to make lasting friendships while also making a positive difference in the community, school and count
EXCEL clubs select their own projects based on the needs of the school, community concerns, and/ or skills that club members want to improve upon. The members – with the help of a school advisor and sponsoring Exchange Club member – lead the club, decide on how to serve their school and community, and get actively involved. Members typically share their time and talents to develop and execute projects, such as planning a child abuse prevention activity, organizing a school clean-up day, collecting food for the underpriveleged, setting up a grade school tutoring program, and adopting grandparents at a local nursing home.