Lions Quest Leader

December 2012 

Tis the Season for Service

The holiday season reminds us to count our blessings, reflect on the previous year and remember the less fortunate members of the community. Schools often undertake service projects to assist those in need and instill the value of service in youth. As you get in the holiday spirit, consider reaching out to a local school to see if Lions can help organize or carry out a service project. And while you're there, don't forget to tell educators about Lions Quest.


Lions Quest curricula offer step-by-step lesson plans for transforming service into service-learning, which connects service to academic coursework, empowers students to take leadership roles in the process and gives students opportunities to reflect and celebrate the service experience. Contact us if you'd like to learn more about Lions Quest or request materials to share with a school.

Lions Quest Recognition

We would like to thank the following Lions for their efforts to promote Lions Quest and organize teacher-training workshops:


  • Barbara DelliCarpini and 20-K2 and 20-S Lions, workshop in Huntington Station, NY, Community Partnership Grant
  • Kathy Dickens and 11-D2 Lions, workshop in Huron, MI, Community Partnership Grant
  • Hilary Kumnick and 23-C Lions, two workshops in New Haven, CT, Core 4 Grant
  • PID Stephen Glass for supporting our largest-ever training and implementation in Wood County, WV
  • Frances Portillo and PID Sunny Pulley for representing Lions and Lions Quest at AMLE, Portland, OR

Numbers of Note

  • One in ten kindergarten and first grade students will miss a month or more of school this year.
  • "The brain at positive is 31% more productive is than the brain at negative, neutral or stressed." In addition, dopamine floods the system at positive and opens up the learning centers of the brain. Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage.
  • Grateful teens are 17% happier, and they experience a 13% drop in negative emotions and a 15% drop in depressive symptoms, plus decreases in drug and alcohol abuse and problem behaviors at school.

Grants Opportunities and Special Events

Schools affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Tri-State area can apply for a Scholastic Book Grant. Scholastic will also accept donations for impacted schools. Deadline is December 31.


Apply for an afterschool computer lab valued at $15,000 from GTECH. Designed for inner-city youth, ages 5-15, located in certain states. Rolling deadline.


Remember Dr. King and his legacy of service by celebrating the MLK Day of Service on January 21. Visit for resources to plan, promote and serve.


Explore LCIF grant opportunities to fund Lions Quest in your district.
In the Community

Check out our Lions Quest Workshop Schedule.


Join us at the 2013 NAA Annual Convention in Indianapolis, IN, on Apr. 7-10. 

Wood Schools to Implement Lions Quest (WV)


Lions Expanding Their 'Vision' for Students (VA)


Lions Quest Resources

LCIF grant opportunities


Common Core correlation guides


Lion brochures and PPT presentations

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Oak Brook, Illinois