Lions Quest in Multiple District "A"
Information about Lions Quest programs for Lions.
Rosemary Hunter is the A2 Trainer for Lions Quest School Based Programs. This is part of a presentation she gave at an A-2 Zone Meeting.
Lion Susan Beamer, MDA Lions Quest Coordinator
LIONS QUEST PRESENTATION
Lions-Quest is a comprehensive personal and social skills curriculum resource designed to assist teachers, parents, and the community in 'the development of healthy, capable young people of strong character'. Lions-Quest has become the most widely used social skills program in the world. It has been implemented in 33 countries in 10 languages and translations reaching over 3 million young people. In Canada, over 40,000 Canadians from every province and territory have been trained to use Lions-Quest with our children and youth.
Why do educators love Lions-Quest?
- The resources are teacher-friendly!
- There are separate programs for each grade level JK-6.
- There is an integrated program for gr.6-8.
- It includes strong correlations to the Ontario Curriculum.
- The lessons are practical and activity-based.
- Very little preparation is required.
- The program booklets are well laid-out and easy to use.
- Each unit includes 4 full lesson plans.
- The units are thematic and well-organized.
- The gr. 6-8 program includes tasks for student evaluation.
- Each kit includes all of the resources needed to teach the program.
- The booklets include transparencies and student worksheets (CDs also)
- Lions Quest has a clear parent/guardian link.
- Lions Quest is appropriate for all children and youth.
- The learning activities are age-appropriate and interactive in nature.
- Lions Quest utilizes a positive, preventative approach to life skills.
- Lions Quest enhances the classroom and school climate.
- Lions Quest is fun to teach and learn
The advantages of Lions-Quest for children and youth:
- Lions Quest promotes a positive learning community.
- It builds caring and supportive relationships among students.
- Relationships promote learning & students' learning potential increases.
- It helps students develop social competencies and social skills.
- It trains students to become positive peer models.
- It rewards students for using positive behaviours.
- Lions Quest stresses resiliency.
- Each program focuses on the 'whole child'.
- Students learn in a high-challenge/low-threat environment.
- Activities provide 'real world' examples and authentic contexts.
- It provides standards for behaviour and positive group norms.
- Lions Quest promotes traditional values.
- It teaches practical, yet essential life skills,
- It encourages meaningful active involvement.
- It utilizes role-playing and cooperative learning strategies.
- It emphasizes a safe and healthy approach to life.
- Lions Quest involves children and youth in service-learning.
- Lions Quest nurtures respect for family.
- Lions Quest is enjoyable and worthwhile!
Goals of Lions-Quest:
- To engage students, families, the school, and community members in creating a respectful learning community of caring relationships, high expectations for positive behaviours, and meaningful involvement.
- To provide opportunities for young people to learn the essential skills needed to live healthy and productive lives.
- To promote a safe, healthy approach to life, free from the harm of alcohol and other substance use.
- To engage young people in the practice of good citizenship through cooperation and service to others.
- To strengthen young people's commitment to their family, positive peers, school, and community.
Components of Lions-Quest Programs:
- Character Education
- Positive School Climate
- Family Involvement
- Service Learning
- Positive Prevention
Values Promoted in Lions-Quest:
- A healthy drug-free lifestyle
- Commitment to Family
- Respect for self and others
- Service to others
Skill Development in Lions-Quest:
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Managing Emotions
- Resisting Negative Peer Pressure
- Problem Solving
- Service Learning
- Strengthening Relationships
- Appreciating the Family
Don't forget about Lions Quest Fellowship Awards