Project Shoe | September 9, 2023

Forty-Eight 1st and 2nd grade children gathered at Skechers in Gardena to receive school shoes and supplies.  The children were from The Boys and Girls Club of Harbor City and the Volunteers of America.  The Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estates has teamed with Skechers for the last three years in support of the underserved children in our community.

Key Club members from Peninsula and Palos Verdes High School supported the program by helping the children select their shoes.  After selecting their shoes and a backpack, with the school supplies, the children gathered in the patio for snacks and dancing.

On a somber note a memorial plaque was presented to Karen, Fred Held’s wife, to recognize Fred’s support of the club and Project Shoe.  Fred recently passed away.

2023 Kiwanis Scholarship Luncheon

The 2023 Scholarship Luncheon was held at the Los Verdes Golf Course on June 11th.  Twenty four deserving graduating seniors were given each a $1,000 Scholarship Award.

The students came from six local high schools, Peninsula, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Port of Los Angeles, Banning, California  Academy of Math and Science, and the Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy.  The students were selected for not only their scholastic record but for their community service and career objectives.  The Key note speaker was Susan Brooks, past mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes.

2023 Kiwanis Club of RHE Scholars

2023 Kiwanis Scholarship Program

Project Shoe 2022

On September 10th, 2022 the Kiwanis Club of RHE held their annual Project Shoe program at Sketchers in Gardena. Fifty underserved children from our community received school shoes and supplies. The children, from the Boys and Girls Club and Volunteers of America, ranged in age from 2 to 6 years old.

We would like to thank all our members and the key Club students that supported the program. Special thanks go to Sketchers who teamed with us to make this a successful program.

2022 Scholarship Breakfast

On Sunday, June 5th, the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates held their annual Scholarship Brunch at the Los Verdes Golf Course.  This was the twenty fourth year for this event.  Twenty nine students received a combination of Scholarship and Merit Awards.

The students were selected not only for their academic achievement but for their service to community, having performed to the best of their ability and shown special “heart”.

Outstanding high school graduates represented Palos Verdes Peninsula, Phineas Banning, Port of Los Angeles, Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, Narbonne and San Pedro High Schools.

The Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estates has had a long history of service to the community.  Established in 1996, the club strives to support our local community through scholarships and outreach programs.

In Recognition of the Importance of the Mentors of the Boys and Girls Club

Kiwanis Club of RHE Scholarship Awards

June 7, 2020


Dear Karina, Yesenia, Diana and Eduardo,

There are no adequate words to acknowledge the work you do every day to support the young people in our community. The Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates previously has recognized the importance of the Boys and Girls Club’s support for children and young people, but this year your impact is even more visible.

In the absence of a scholarship luncheon, I asked the students to identify the people they would like to acknowledge on their Kiwanis celebration slide. You will find an overwhelming B&GC presence in the attached slide presentation.

You, and the mentors you recruit, are amazingly effective in guiding students who face so many adversities to become talented, positive and forward-thinking individuals with a vision of improving the lives of others. The bottom line:  you create miracles every day!

Although we cannot meet in person at this time, I look forward to our continued communication and collaboration on behalf of the young people in our community. Please feel to contact me at any time (, or

On behalf of the Scholarship Committee and all the members of the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates, I want to express our deep gratitude to you for joining us in this year’s celebration of our youth.


Joyce Campbell
Joyce Campbell, PhD, PT, Chair
Scholarship Committee
Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates