Since its founding nearly four decades ago, LCIF has been committed to helping children and young adults in need all over the world. We reach thousands of youth everyday through a number of programs that help them enjoy their childhood and grow into successful adults.
More than 12 million youth have been taught positive life skills through Lions Quest, our most comprehensive program for youth. Lions Quest unites the home, school and community to cultivate capable and healthy young people through positive youth development programs. More than 550,000 educators have been trained to implement the programs, which supports character development, social and emotional learning, civic values, violence and substance abuse prevention and service-learning.
Lions work with the schools to implement the program from kindergarten through 12th grade, and often partner on community service-learning projects.
The program has drawn rave reviews from educators and high ratings from government agencies. Over the past 25 years, program developers, school districts, universities and independent research firms have conducted program evaluations which indicate that the Lions Quest program improves achievement test scores, changes attitudes and beliefs regarding substance abuse and violence, lowers rates of disciplinary problems, lowers risk of dropping out of school and decreases use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Continually expanding, Lions Quest is present in 85 countries and program materials have been translated into 36 languages. This positive youth development program is having a huge, global impact; view a video about the program in India and read stories of those impacted. You can also view videos on LCIF's efforts to support youth.
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