As this month’s Engaging Our Youth global service action campaign continues, Lions around the world are celebrating International Youth Day through projects and activities that focus on youth involvement and development.
The power of youth is strong, and Lions have long since recognized and nurtured that power through youth volunteer opportunities and Leo clubs. Lions work with young people to help them develop and lead their own service activities, teaching them the importance of volunteer work as well as valuable leadership and communication skills.
The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is “Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward.”
How does your Lions club engage the youth?
In the latest edition of Lions Quarterly (LQ), Lions in Ireland partnered with Intel to develop an ideation camp that fosters an entrepreneurial spirit in teenagers. The program promotes valuable skills such as problem solving and teamwork, and inspires young people to turn brilliant ideas into business opportunities.
Watch the video above to learn more about the camp and see how students are dreaming big.
G’day from the United States! My first stop in the U.S. was the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas. This camp is an extraordinary place that allows children with physical disabilities, diabetes and Down syndrome to have fun, meet friends, build their self-esteem and follow their dreams.
I was amazed at how big the camp is — over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Activities at the camp include horseback riding, archery and climbing. The diabetes camp includes a program that teaches children how to monitor their own blood sugar and give their own insulin injections. I especially admire the camp’s “Can Do” philosophy, which teaches children that no matter what, they can achieve any dream they set their minds to.
And it’s thanks to Lions and friends like you who make donations and sponsor children to attend the camp! Visit lionscamp.com to learn how your club can sponsor a camper.
More about the Texas Lions Camp:
Select from a menu of 20 different courses in the Lions Learning Center (LLC) for your Lions leadership development; from leadership and communication skills to management skills that achieve results. You choose your leadership development path!
You may be thinking, “How do I start to develop my skills?” You begin by creating an account, which is fast and easy. Go to the Lions Learning Center on the LCI website to see the list of courses, view a tutorial on how to create an account, and then click Course Registration Page.
For new users, upon arriving at the LLC Login screen, click on Create Account. Fill in the required information and click on Create New Account. Once you log in you will fill in your profile information, including your member ID number, district, preferred language, country and email address. Remember to click on Save when you are finished. You can add a photo to your profile, as well.
Now you can start taking online courses by using the LLC course catalog! The Lions Learning Center saves your course progress. In addition to keeping track of online courses, you can enter other trainings you have participated in, resulting in a complete personal training profile. This training summary can be shared with others by emailing your Lions Profile Report.
What are you waiting for? Create your LLC account and build your Lions learning profile today.
For questions, contact LLC@lionsclubs.org.
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