The Kiwanis Reading Oasis includes 1,200 books for students from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade, as well as bookshelves, a reading-themed rug, bean bag chairs, a stereo with CDs, a padded bench and additional products to support reading. The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis has also committed to provide ongoing weekly reading mentor support.

The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis also sponsors a BUG (Bringing Up Grades) program: Learning leadership through academic achievement. This recognizes elementary students who raise their grades or maintain good grades from one grading period to the next. Students are motivated to excel because they set their own goals and participate in peer mentoring, which involves their classmates in their success. When they reach their goals, the entire class/school celebrates. It’s for ages 6-12.