Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence is a comprehensive youth development and prevention program designed for students as they begin to encounter struggles of adolescence. Through easy-to-use classroom materials, superior professional development, and important community partnerships, Lions-Quest works to address the following goals:
- To engage students, families, the school, and community members in creating a learning community of caring relationships, high expectations for positive behaviors, and meaningful involvement.
- To provide opportunities for your people to learn the essential skills needed to lead healthy and productive lives.
- To promote a safe, healthy approach to life, free from the harm of alcohol and other drug use.
- To engage young people in the practice of good citizenship through cooperation and service to others.
- To strengthen young people’s commitments to their families, positive peers, schools, and communities.
This program was selected by Communities That Care to address a rise in “low commitment to school”. Piloted locally in 2005, Lions-Quest has the full support of Tooele County School District and has been required curriculum in all 6th grade Tooele City Classrooms since 2006. Thanks to the cooperation of Tooele City Police Department, a 15-lesson Unit of Lion’s Quest is facilitated each year by a trained police officer. Through engaging activities and discussion, students learn respect for law enforcement; facts about tobacco, alcohol and other drug use; and important skill sets on how to resist peer pressure and stand up for themselves. More information on Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence can be found by visiting the following website: http://lions-quest.org/index.php