Lions Quest Takes Top Honors in New CASEL Guide

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process of acquiring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to understand and manage emotions, achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy, maintain healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Lions Quest is Lions Clubs International Foundation’s (LCIF) comprehensive youth development program for teaching SEL, character education, bullying prevention, drug awareness, and service-learning.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. CASEL helps make evidence-based SEL an integral part of education from preschool through high school.Throughresearch, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.Lions Quest logo

CASEL has just released its 2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition, which rates well-designed, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs used in middle and high schools. Lions Quest: Skills for Adolescence is one of only nine programs of the 380 reviewed that received top honors, earning a spot on the Guide’s “SELect” list, meaning they had demonstrated positive effects, such as improved academics and reduced problem behavior.

Lions Quest features three developmentally appropriate program levels—Skills for Growing (grades K-5), Skills for Adolescence (grades 6-8), and Skills for Action (grades 9-12)—that promote a caring, safe, well-managed, and participatory learning environment and allows students to develop 21st century life skills.

For information on how your club can help launch Lions Quest in your area, send an email to lionsquest@lionsclubs.org.

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