Improve and Expand Implementation and Student Outcomes

Lions Quest continues partnership with NoVo Foundation

Lions Quest, Lions Clubs International Foundation’s (LCIF) social and emotional learning (SEL) program, aims to teach life skills and positive youth development strategies. Thanks to the recent award of a US$450,000 from the NoVo Foundation, Lions Quest continues to expand their efforts in the fast-growing Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District (EMS-ISD) in Texas, USA. The program also benefits a diverse racial and socio-economic population; more than 40 percent of students qualify as economically disadvantaged or low-income, and more than 35 languages are spoken in the district.

This is the third grant Lions Quest received from the NoVo Foundation. Advancing social and emotional learning is a priority support area for NoVo Foundation given its mission to foster a transformation from a world of domination and exploitation to one of collaboration and partnership. Previous awards for US$300,000 in 2014 and US$100,000 in 2011 bring the total received by LCIF to US$850,000.

The newest award of US$450,000 is to continue to expand in EMS and develop new and innovative tools that will help implementers – and consequently, more kids – worldwide. LCIF will develop new resources to assist educators, making sure that the program has the maximum possible impact. The tools piloted under this grant will be tested for effectiveness and then disseminated to the hundreds of schools using the program each year.

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