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 advantages of Lions-Quest for children and youth:
Goals of Lions-Quest:
Components of Lions-Quest Programs:
Values Promoted in Lions-Quest:
Skill Development in Lions-Quest:
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.
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