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Lions Clubs International, the world's largest service organisation, made history in 2002 by purchasing the Lions Quest core programs, Skills for Growing, Skills for Adolescence and Skills for Action. These excellent social and emotional programs are nearing twenty years of implementation in Australian Schools.
Making a Difference
Parents, educators, business and community leaders, and other adults who are concerned about our youth are brought together in effective local partnerships where their individual efforts can be complemented and reinforced.
LIONS QUEST PROGRAMS
Positive Social Behaviours that Last a Lifetime
Lions-Quest Skills for Growing(5 to 10 year-olds), Skills for Adolescence (11 to 14 year-olds) programs focus on helping young people develop essential life and citizenship skills that lead to positive social behaviours such as:
DID YOU KNOW.. the Lions-Quest programs meet school's expectations in the terms of current educational research ?
Lions-Quest Skills for Growing (Years R-6) and Skills for Adolescence (Years 7-8) are specifically designed to promote the emotional and social development of 5-14 year old children. The grade-specific lesson materials can be used in a variety of school settings and with children of diverse ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Current research on resiliency (Werner, 1996) risk and protective factors (Hawkins et al (1992)) and developmental assets (Benson 1997), affirm a programmatic emphasis on teaching life skills and developing positive commitments.
To use today's risk and protective factor terminology, Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence work to proactively strengthen key protective factors that support children's healthy development, and mitigate those that put them at risk for problem behaviours.
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