Grade Level Options

The Lions Quest commitment to quality preparation is based on the proven premise that programs for youth are most successful when comprehensive, program-specific training is provided. Workshop attendance is required for all adults who wish to use Lions Quest K-12 core curricula. Conducted by Lions Quest-certified professional trainers, the workshop provides a complete orientation of the curriculum, teaching tips and practice in classroom implementation.

Our programs are offered in the following three age groups:

Grades K-5: Skills for Growing
The Lions Quest Skills for Growing comprehensive curriculum brings school staff, families, communities, and children together in a unified initiative that integrates character education, social and emotional learning, drug and bullying prevention, and service-learning. Through a series of thematic teaching units, the program will help create a classroom environment that nurtures and enhances learning. Skills for Growing workshop participants will be prepared to:

  • Develop a safe, cooperative, participatory learning environment
  • Teach skills that support conflict resolution, resisting negative peer pressure, and celebrating diversity
  • Facilitate service-learning projects
  • Engage parents and community members as partners in education

Grades 6-8: Skills for Adolescence
Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence is a comprehensive life skills and prevention program for middle school youth that builds important social and emotional competencies by promoting self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making and service-learning. Interactive, student-focused lessons, unit activities and energizers are implemented with flexible stand-alone or integrated options of nine weeks to three years. The Skills for Adolescence workshop provides program leaders with a solid understanding of the young adolescent, hands-on experience with the curriculum, and an opportunity to explore implementation models. Participants will be prepared to:

  • Teach skills for successful young adolescent development
  • Nurture academic success
  • Facilitate service-learning projects to foster civic engagement and responsibility
  • Establish a successful school climate committee

Grades 9-12: Skills for Action
Skills for Action is the high school component of Lions Quest programs. The innovative and flexible curriculum moves beyond the classroom to foster civic responsibility and build essential social, emotional, academic and workplace skills. Community and school-based service-learning experiences provide students with the knowledge and essential life skills to make positive contributions at home, at school, in the community, and in the workplace. Included in the curriculum is the Skills Bank, a supplement or stand-alone program that teaches and reinforces 26 skill sets in four categories: cultural awareness, interpersonal communication, personal management and responsibility, and study and writing skills. The Skills for Action workshop will prepare educators for program implementation and renew their professional enthusiasm, creativity and energy. Participants will be prepared to:

  • Incorporate service-learning as an educational methodology into the core curriculum
  • Teach essential social, emotional, academic and workplace competencies
  • Instill personal and social responsibility, and respect for self and others
  • Cultivate appreciation for social and ethnic diversity
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