Lions Quest: Because young people around the world need skills for life Lions Quest: Because young people around the world need skills for life

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Lions Quest: Because young people around the world need skills for life Lions Quest: Because young people around the world need skills for life </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Building Youth in Your Community through Lions Quest Rebecca Daou and Matthew Kiefer Lions Clubs International Foundation </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Agenda What is Lions Quest? Where is Lions Quest? Why is Lions Quest needed? How can Lions Quest be implemented? Discussion </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> What is Lions Quest? Youth Service Drug education Skills for life Community </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Overview More than 25 years experience 12 million youth served 60 countries 20 more with potential More than 500,000 educators trained Translated into 30 languages Hope for the Future </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Advantages A worldwide program Gives hope for the future Benefits are many for youth, parents, school and community </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Benefits Develops positive social behavior like self- discipline, responsibility, good judgment and the ability to get along with others. </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Benefits Develops a commitment to families, schools, peers and community. </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Benefits Develops a commitment to leading healthy and drug free lives. </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Where is Lions Quest? </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Success Stories CASEL (Collaborative for Academic and Social Emotional Learning) research has shown that social emotional learning (SEL) can improve academic performance by at least 11 percent. Lions Quest is a CASEL select SEL program the highest rating awarded. </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Success Stories Norway 30 life skills programs evaluated Lions Quest one of only ten programs to have a documented effect in addressing the social and emotional needs of children. </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Success Stories Germany and Finland A specific unit created to serve the needs of immigrant populations. Lions Quest addresses the well-being of all children! </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Success Stories Belize Lions Quest trainer - official employee of the Ministry of Education Reduces cost of program implementation Allows for more rapid expansion </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Why Lions Quest A Need Worldwide </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Education Less than 20% of students continue secondary school in many African countries Asia has the highest dropout rate (UNESCO, 2004). Countries like India, Myanmar and Pakistan have dropout rates of 50% in the primary stage. The UNESCO data shows that about 45% of the total global youth are not attending school. </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> A Solution for Youth: Lions Quest A scientifically-devised, structured program that has answers to these situations facing youth. Lions Quest fosters the development of self- disciplined and thoughtful students committed to family, friends, school and community. </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> What is Lions Quest? Life skills program of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) For students from kindergarten to grade 12 Classroom curriculum that may be integrated into existing courses or taught on its own Unique collaborations of students and their families, schools and Lions </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Programs Skills for Growing (SFG) Primary school Skills for Adolescence (SFA) Middle school Skills for Action (SFC) Secondary school </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> What does Lions Quest teach students? Responsible decision- making, goal-setting &amp; accountability Positive interpersonal relationships Resisting peer pressure Community service </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> What about similar programs? Only Lions Quest is: Global Comprehensive, not fragmented Larger in scope than others Covers a variety of topics </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Funding Resources Core 4 Grants from LCIF Contributions from Lions Support from Schools/Governments Support from corporations and foundations </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Next Steps: Leading Countries Leading Countries will be trained to act as resources for new countries in the same region Will assist new countries in starting the program Will collaborate directly with LCIF staff Possibility for annual region-wide meetings Plans for meetings in East Africa, North Africa/Middle East, and West Africa </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Next Steps: LCIF Support LCIF staff are available to: Orient Lions and their partners Help with program assessment and next steps for new programs Assist with pilot program Support program expansion </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> LCIF Support LCIF Grants: Promotional: US$1,000 grants to support one or more promotional seminars for Lions, educators and community members interested in starting a Lions Quest program Core 4: Maximum matching grant of US$100,000 pilot or expand Lions Quest in a new country </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> LCIF Support Lions Quest Department 300 W. 22 nd Street Oak Brook, Illinois 60523, USA Tel. +630-571-5466, ext.6965 E-mail: info@lions-quest.orginfo@lions-quest.org Web site: www.lions-quest.orgwww.lions-quest.org Also available: Promotional materials and DVDs Sample Lions Quest teacher and student materials </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Questions? encourage membership </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Lions Quest: Because young people around the world need skills for life Lions Quest: Because young people around the world need skills for life </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Day 2 How to Implement Lions Quest </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> Lions Quest How-To Kit How-To Guide International Overview Resource DVD Videos of Lions Quest around the world Introduction to Lions Quest presentation Request the kit from LCIF </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> How to start Lions Quest in local schools? This presentation includes: Six Steps for Success: The Implementation Process Leading Countries LCIF Support </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> Six Steps for Success Step #1: Learn Visit www.lions-quest.org to learn morewww.lions-quest.org Contact LCIF to request additional information and sample materials Review information and materials with local school officials Work with LCIF to determine next steps </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> Lions Quest Web site </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> Six Steps for Success Step #2: Endorse Gather local experts to formally assess and endorse Lions Quest Ensure the program addresses issues that are important to the community </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> Six Steps for Success Step #3: Plan Establish Lions Quest steering committee Develop plan for pilot program and secure funding Identify who needs to be involved </li> <li> Slide 36 </li> <li> Six Steps for Success Schools Students Teachers Administrators Lions Quest Family Parents Siblings Friends Community Government Civic Groups Organizations </li> <li> Slide 37 </li> <li> Six Steps for Success Step #4: Test Conduct the first pilot workshop Evaluate the results of pilot implementation </li> <li> Slide 38 </li> <li> Six Steps for Success Step #5: Implement Establish Lions Quest organization to support program expansion Public Awareness Teacher Training Workshops Implementation in Schools Understanding the Challenges Evaluation </li> <li> Slide 39 </li> <li> Public Awareness Create awareness with Lions, schools and community through seminars/presentations Include write-ups in District and MD bulletins Distribute materials (i.e. brochures, DVDs, posters) Use media to create awareness in society </li> <li> Slide 40 </li> <li> Teacher Training Workshops Explain the program to school administrators Select a minimum of two teachers per school Organize workshops for teachers Trained educators must implement in school Typically, workshops are 2-3 days in length </li> <li> Slide 41 </li> <li> Trainer Availability There are more than 100 Lions Quest trainers in 30 countries around the world In the future, we endeavor to promote more trainers in every area of implementation </li> <li> Slide 42 </li> <li> Six Steps for Success Step #6: Sustain Involve Lions with the Lions Quest program Identify possible funding sources </li> <li> Slide 43 </li> <li> Future of Lions Quest For lasting impact, we need to involve local governments as well as groups of schools to work with Lions on a long term basis and see the change in environment. </li> <li> Slide 44 </li> <li> Funding Resources Core 4 Grants from LCIF Contributions from Lions Support from Schools/Governments Support from corporations and foundations </li> <li> Slide 45 </li> <li> Next Steps: Leading Countries Leading Countries will be trained to act as resources for new countries in the same region Will assist new countries in starting the program Will collaborate directly with LCIF staff Possibility for annual region-wide meetings Plans for meetings in East Africa, North Africa/Middle East, and West Africa </li> <li> Slide 46 </li> <li> Next Steps: LCIF Support LCIF staff are available to: Orient Lions and their partners Help with program assessment and next steps for new programs Assist with pilot program Support program expansion </li> <li> Slide 47 </li> <li> LCIF Support LCIF Grants: Promotional: US$1,000 grants to support one or more promotional seminars for Lions, educators and community members interested in starting a Lions Quest program Core 4: Maximum matching grant of US$100,000 pilot or expand Lions Quest in a new country </li> <li> Slide 48 </li> <li> LCIF Support Lions Quest Department 300 W. 22 nd Street Oak Brook, Illinois 60523, USA Tel. +630-571-5466, ext.6965 E-mail: info@lions-quest.orginfo@lions-quest.org Web site: www.lions-quest.orgwww.lions-quest.org Also available: Promotional materials and DVDs Sample Lions Quest teacher and student materials </li> <li> Slide 49 </li> <li> Questions? encourage membership </li> <li> Slide 50 </li> <li> www.lions-quest.org </li> </ul>