Monday, June 8, 2009

Register Now for Lions Quest Service Learning Training

The National Dropout Prevention Center identifies service-learning as an effective dropout prevention strategy. When students and teachers are engaged in this educational process together, students improve grades, improve their attendance and increase positive lifestyle changes. These workshops provide a comprehensive experiential approach focusing on ethical, social and intellectual skill development of students.

Through service-learning, students develop positive values like trustworthiness and responsibility, commitment to a task and to those who are involved in it, collaboration and team-building, punctuality and respect for the quality of work done while serving the community. The Skills for Action workshop will equip high school educators with the skills and materials necessary to meet the state's standards and curriculum frameworks for Course Code 9395, Success Skills through Service-Learning.

Summer Lions Quest service-learning trainings are listed below. The registration fee is $35 per person. This includes breakfast, lunch and your curriculum materials valued at more than $500.

Go to and click the Learn and Serve tab to download a Lions Quest registration form or contact Meredith Freeman, Volunteer Tennessee Deputy Director, at 615-741-9242 or

Skills for Growing/Adolescence (grades K-8) - June 10-11 in Morristown, TN

Skills for Action (grades 9-12) - July 7-8 in Jackson, TN

(copied from the Volunteer Tennessee Newsletter)