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In the August issue of Newswire, we take a look at how Lions can look toward the future by engaging youth, using technology, protecting the environment, and continuing to make an impact on people’s lives every day. Read on to learn more.
Young people have the imagination, courage and ingenuity to find lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. That’s why Lions continue to provide opportunities for youth to express their ideas, develop their leadership skills and serve alongside Lions. There are lots of ways to engage youth in your community: work with a local school to sponsor a Peace Poster Contest; organize a new Leo club; or join Lions around the world on August 8-14 for the Worldwide Week of Service for Youth to help us reach our goal of serving 100+ million people! Find more youth project ideas.
Lions involved in the Youth Camp and Exchange (YCE) program know a thing or two about engaging youth. Lions coordinate hundreds of youth camps and work with host families all over the world to give youth a glimpse into global citizenship and to promote peace and understanding. Each year, ten noteworthy YCE Chairpersons are honored for their creativity, dedication and impact on youth. Read what these Top Ten YCE Chairperson Award recipients had to say about their experience working with youth in YCE, and consider starting a program in your club or district.
There are plenty of ways to connect with other Lions online. Lions webinars, or virtual training sessions, are offered on topics ranging from leadership development to membership growth. In the Lions Learning Center, Lions leaders like club officers, district governors and zone chairpersons can take an online course specific to their role. Social media gives all Lions the chance to communicate their service activities to the world. Discover how technology can help your club make a bigger impact! (Please note: some webinars and online courses may be available in English only.)
Providing a cleaner, healthier, safer environment for the next generation is a hands-on way for Lions to invest in the future. This video from the Lions Quarterly archives features tree- and grass-planting projects organized by Lions in Iceland. Learn how Lions worked with their local communities to reforest the country.