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Where there’s a need, there’s a Leo


“Leadership, Experience, Opportunity.” That’s what makes a Leo. Members of Leo clubs embody the best qualities of our incredible organization. They are devoted young people who realize the power of action. Together, Leos and Lions form a powerful partnership — one of mutual respect where Lions learn from the innovative insights of Leos, and where Leos gain access to the proven strategies of those who’ve successfully served the world for decades.

Leos get things done


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Why choose Leos?

There are a lot of ways people can give back to their community — but being a Leo is much more than just service. Choosing Leo clubs will help you grow as an individual and as a leader as you join a global family of young people making the world a better place. Watch the winners of our annual Leo Video Contest, the Leos of El Kantoui Leo Club, share why they chose Leos. If you're interested in joining a Leo club, use our Club Locator to find a local Leo club near you.

Starting a Leo club

Sponsoring a Leo club gives Lions the opportunity to mentor and empower young leaders and foster a commitment of community service — while energizing your members to stay involved!

Visit the Start a Leo Club page for the steps to organize a new Leo club in your community.

Developing leaders

Leos have many leadership opportunities, including the ability to serve as Leo officers in their club, district and multiple district through annual elections. Lions International offers resources for Leos looking to grow their impact as a project organizer, motivator and leader of their peers. There are also in-person Lions Leadership Institutes and online courses through the Lions Learning Center that Leos can access. Visit the Learn section of your Lion Account for more information.

Leo Club Program Advisory Panel

Leos and Lions can also share their ideas and represent Leos at the Constitutional Area (CA) level through the Leo Club Advisory Panel. Representatives are comprised of two Lions an two Leos from each CA who attend monthly web meetings with Lions International Staff and create resources through committees. These dedicated Lions and Leos help to craft the future of the program and generate resources designed to increase the impact of the Leo Club Program. Visit the Leo Club Advisory Panel page to find your representative. 

Helpful Leo resources

Our wide range of Leo resources can help you make the most of your Leo club experience. Visit the Leo section of the Resource Center to explore a wide variety of Leo materials — from the Leo Recruitment Brochure and the New Member Guide to the Leo Club Program Handbook and much more!

Use our Canva templates to create customized digital Leo branding.

Leo awards and grants

Lions Clubs International has a number of awards recognizing Leos and clubs for their exceptional leadership and service. Visit the Leo Awards page to learn more about the different award types and criteria. 

Leos have the opportunity to access funds from Lions Clubs International for service and leadership events. You can learn more on the Leo Grants page.

Leo video contest

Every year, we showcase Leo service through the Leo video contest. This year, we've seen Leos step up in their community and inspire others as they serve safely in the global pandemic. Check out the winning video from the Binan Leo Club (Philippines) here.

Continuing as Leo-Lion

Leos that have completed their time have unique opportunities to continue their service journey as Lions members. Current and former Leos between age of majority through age 35 can access discounts and exciting programs through the Leo-Lion membership program. 

Photo by: Lion Othmar Fetz, The LEO Book