Established in 1948, Z and Golden Z Club Programs is one of Zonta International’s longest running programs. The goal is to help high school, college and university students to develop leadership skills, promote career exploration and encourage members to participate in community, school and international service projects.

Zonta clubs may sponsor Z clubs for secondary school students and Golden Z clubs for college and university students. The purpose of the program is to develop future leaders who will participate in local and international service and advocacy to advance the status of women worldwide. Zonta clubs guide and assist their Z and Golden Z clubs in selecting and implementing their projects that affect women, offer mentoring and career guidance, and create opportunities for Z and Golden Z club students to learn about women’s issues.

Zonta clubs sponsor Z and Golden Z clubs, and provide students with the resources, information and guidance they need to improve the world around them. Z and Golden Z club students then plan, organize and participate in unique activities that give them hands-on experiences in improving the lives of others at both a local and international level.

Member benefits of joining a Z or Golden Z club –

  • Participate in school, community and international service projects.
  • Develop leadership and communication skills.
  • Enhance your understanding of global issues.
  • Explore career opportunities.
  • Expand your personal and professional networks.

Through the Z and Golden Z Club program, Zontians work to bring Zonta International’s mission to empower women through service and advocacy to students around the world and to stimulate new and meaningful student-led service and advocacy projects.