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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 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:

  1. Character Education
  2. Positive School Climate
  3. Family Involvement
  4. Service Learning
  5. Positive Prevention

Values Promoted in Lions-Quest:

  • Self-discipline
  • A healthy drug-free lifestyle
  • Commitment to Family
  • Kindness
  • Respect for self and others
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Service to others

Skill Development in Lions-Quest:

  • Responsibility
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Cooperation
  • Managing Emotions
  • Resisting Negative Peer Pressure
  • Problem Solving
  • Service Learning
  • Strengthening Relationships
  • Appreciating the Family

Don't forget about Lions Quest Fellowship Awards

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