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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 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:

  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

September 2010

To Lions Clubs in District A15

Lions have a long legacy of being committed to programs that serve our youth. One of the most successful and far-reaching programs is Lions Quest. Over the past 25 years, we have trained 45,000 teachers and touched the lives of millions of students. To continue this great work, we must have the commitment of Lions Clubs.

I'm sure you have heard the horror stories about bullying? Have you wiped away the tears from a loved one's eyes when they have been excluded or teased by their friends? Are you worried about the risks that children today face - cyber bullying, drugs, gangs & violence?

Through the Lions Quest program students learn how to make good decisions, get along with one another, resolve conflicts peacefully, build positive family & peer relationships, and set goals. For more information about introducing the program to your schools, please visit www.lionsquest.ca.

  • Lions Quest is viable.
  • Lions Quest is needed.
  • Lions Quest is respected.
  • Lions Quest is wanted

Over the past 10 years, changed funding priorities for school boards, and significantly reduced Lions Club donations for Lions Quest has resulted in a major loss of revenue. Expenses have been cut as far as they can be. As a result we are now in serious financial difficulty even though our programs are needed and wanted.

We need your help to increase revenue immediately so as to restore the programs to the level of activity we were experiencing just a few years ago. Lions Quest urgently needs your financial help.

We, the Governors of MD'A' have investigated the situation and unanimously approved and advanced a $70,000 loan to Lions Quest Canada, to be repaid to MD'A' within two years.

The MD'A' Council of Governors are challenging every club in Multiple District A to donate a minimum of $250 to Lions Quest this fall to become Lions Quest Champions. I'm confident that we can achieve this goal in the Districts of MD"A", to be 100% Lions Quest Champions. (Note: each Lions Quest Champion Club will receive and appropriate Banner patch).

The time to act is now. As Lions, we can and must make a difference. Please send your donation to Lions Quest, Box 33049, Waterloo, ON N2T 2M9.

Also, don't forget about Lions Quest Fellowhip Awards

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