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Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence (SFA) is a comprehensive positive youth development and prevention program designed for school wide and classroom implementation in grades six through eight 10-14 years old. It involves educators, parents, and community members to develop in young adolescents: 1) Essential social and emotional competencies 2) Good citizenship skills 3) Strong, positive character 4) Skills and attitudes consistent with a drug-free lifestyle, and 5) An ethic of service to others within a caring and consistent environment. The classroom curriculum based program may be delivered daily, two to three times per week, or weekly with equal effectiveness, depending on the implementation model. The learning model employs inquiry, presentation, discussion, group work, guided practice, and reflection to build positive social behaviors of self-discipline, responsibility, good judgment, and respect for self and others. It develops positive commitments to the family, school, peers, and community youth. SFA supports social and emotional learning, drug prevention, service learning, and character education initiatives.

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Name: Michael Buscemi, M.Ed
Site or Location Name: Lions -Quest Skills for Adolescence
Program Development, 1984-B Coffman Road
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: (740) 522-6404