Engaging our Youth
A growing number of studies show that youth who engage in meaningful service projects experience a host of positive outcomes. Lions have an incredible opportunity to engage youth by developing programs they can relate to and encouraging their input and participation in the planning process. Allowing youth to develop and lead a service project helps them learn valuable life skills while emphasizing the role of service.
Engage youth to benefit 25 million people and be part of the Centennial Service Challenge!
During August, we invite you and your club to join Lions around the world in recognizing the power of youth involvement. Demonstrate your commitment to youth development by planning activities in connection with United Nations International Youth Day, recognized each August. Or, organize projects throughout the month that engage and mobilize youth while helping communities.
The following resources are available to help Lions plan and promote a future “Engaging our Youth” Global Service Action Campaign project.
- Call to Action Flyer: Get an overview of the “Engaging our Youth” Global Service Action Campaign. *NEW
- Project Ideas: Review ideas you and your club can use to participate in the campaign. The opportunities are endless! *NEW
- Planning Guide: Use this step-by-step approach to organize your very own “Engaging our Youth” project. *NEW
- Press Release: Send a press release to local media to encourage them to publicize your “Engaging our Youth” project.
Share your Success
You can help spread the word! Encourage your Lions club officers to report service activities through MyLCI, the online membership and activity reporting system. For more information, visit MyLCI and review frequently asked questions about service activity reporting. Lions clubs that participate and report activities through MyLCI's online service activity report will be awarded a special banner patch in recognition of their contribution to service.
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