Seven teachers from Fort la Bosse were able to participate in a unique workshop last month thanks to sponsorship from the Virden Lions Club.
The Lions Quest program trains teachers how to help young people develop responsibility, self-confidence, discipline and more.
How does it do that? Their website explains:
Lions Quest is a life skills and prevention program of Lions Clubs International Foundation, implemented in more than 50 countries around the world.
Lions Quest programs teach young people skills necessary for everyday success, like:
• Learning to accept responsibility
• Communicating effectively
• Setting goals
• Making healthy decisions
• Resisting pressure to use alcohol and drugs
Over 400,000 teachers around the world have already received this training and gone on to help 12 million students.
Local Lions Clubs like the one in Virden can get involved with a Lions Quest classroom by helping kids implement service-learning projects. They can also serve as partners to schools implementing Lions Quest programs by providing financial support for training workshops and student materials, and by assisting schools in creating a positive learning environment.