The Ed Doherty Award

20-30 Clubs

Active 20-30 US & CanadaActive 20-30 Clubs of Arizona is part of an international organization formed by men and women between the ages of 20 and 39. Each club creates special projects for the needs children in their communities. The organization provides young adults with an opportunity for personal growth through special community-oriented projects, and the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

History of Active 20-30

Active 20-30 began in 1922 when young men in two widely separated communities of the US saw the need for a service club for young men. They found that established service clubs were dominated and run by older men. This realization led those groups of ambitious young men to stray away from existing groups and organized clubs of their own. These pioneers of young men’s service clubs simultaneously created two virtually identical clubs: the Active International, in Aberdeen, Washington, and 20-30 International in Sacramento, California. These two groups merged into Active 20-30 International on August 1, 1960.

“Youth, to be Served, Must Serve”

“One Never Stands so Tall As When Kneeling to Help a Child”

— Active 20-30 International Mottos