The youth of a community are not only a valuable
source, but are a vision of our future. We cannot take them for granted. Many
of today's young men and women have the capabilities and the desires to make a difference
in the world around them. They want to volunteer; to help; to be a contributor to
their own communities.
We, as Lions, have a unique opportunity.
Through the Youth Outreach program, we can challenge youth to learn, to achieve,
and to serve. By experiencing satisfaction of making a contribution today, we can
encourage a commitment that will last a lifetime. Tomorrow depends upon what we do today.
Youth Outreach mission is to help and challenge
youth to learn, to achieve and to grow. It applies to drug abuse prevention, community
services, education, environment, health, international services and recreation programs.
Changing Tomorrow Today is a multifaceted Lions youth program.
District 5M9's youth outreach programs include:
Youth Outreach Poster Contest
All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in all District 5M9 school districts are
eligible to create an 18"x 24"poster. The subject could be on drug or alcohol
abuse, Awareness, Violence, Volunteering, Citizenship, or any aspect of life and growing
up. It is encouraged that each club sponsor this program and award prizes at the local
level and bring their winning poster to the mid-winter convention where it will be voted
Peace Poster Contest.
Lead with Compassion is 2022-2023 theme. This
contest is open to students ages 11,12, or 13 on November 15th. This poster consists of
no words or numbers and should be judged on originality, expression of theme and artistic
merit. By participating, you are encouraging children to consider the importance of world
peace.Peace Poster Rules 2022-2023.
This year, District 5M9 is offering up to $12,000.00 in scholarships. To be eligible to apply a
student must be in their final 2 years of college; obtaining a degree that involves working with youth, and they must have graduated from a high
school in the 5M9 district.
Click here for the Scholarship Application