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Lions-Quest: Delinquency Prevention.

By:
Anonymous

Research Paper
Juvenile Delinquency

February, 2012
Abstract

Lions-Quest was established by two grade school supporting organizations, Lions Club International and Quest International. Lions Club is documented as the largest humanitarian service association worldwide with over a million participants in 185 countries. Lions Club has a primary focus to serve a fifth to sixth grade student level. They are committed to providing lifelong skills for the youth in the communities they are established.

Quest International was established as a non-profit institute back in 1975. They are goal oriented on the success of youth in communities and achieving a constructive youth expansion. Quest International is adult oriented and provides adults with the material necessary for teaching K-12 grade students. With these materials in hand, an adult can begin to teach these students the correct way to be constructive, positive, and goal oriented members of society.

Table of Contents

Abstract………………………………………………………………………..1 Table of Contents..……………………………………………………….…….2 History of Lions-Quest..……………………….…….3 How is Lions-Quest different from other K-12 programs?……….……………....4 Theories………………………………………………………………………..6 Self-Control Theory…………..……………………………...6 Social Learning Theory………………………………………….8 Social Bond Theory…………………………………...8 How Lions-Quest is so prosperous……………………………………………..9 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………..9 References…………………………………………………………………….10

History of Lions-Quest
The success of a juvenile is mainly determined on how well they are taught during their adolescent years. The program, Lions-Quest, is all about the appropriate goal setting, negative peer-pressure escape routes, drug and crime prevention, and dealing with personal stress and conflicts both on the inside and outside. Lions Club International began around the year 1917. The program is focused on the adolescence aged teenager aiming at the 11-14 year old age group. Students acquire life essential skills on how to resolve many life challenging problems, reinforce their peer and domestic affiliations, improve diverse understanding and structuring self-assurance are only a small number of countless life skills these learners gain in this program. This program was founded by, Melvin Jones (Quest, 2012). In 1975 the Quest International program was founded by, Rick Little, who was 19 years old. He was at a point in his life where there were some personal struggles. He developed a “personal "quest" to help other young people develop the skills and strength of character they would need to cope with difficulties. Little eventually founded and served as chief executive officer of the International Youth Foundation (Quest, 2012).” Since 1984, these two programs have joined together making the largest Humanitarian Service Organization in the world. There are workshops worldwide providing the training necessary for teaching “Skills for Adolescent” age students in the classroom. Making a healthier choice is one of the biggest key elements for the Lions-Quest program.

How is Lions-Quest different from other K-12 programs?
Lions-Quest begins at a very young age, continuing through the teen years. This makes the program much different than programs such as, D.A.R.E. or NOVA. The journey begins at the start of a younger child, all the way through their adolescence years. The other programs are goal focused on students in the fifth to sixth grade. The unit has specific focuses on a very goal oriented notion: * Building a learning environment in a classroom setting throughout an entire community. * The identification relating to normal changes which transpire during the adolescence years. * Accepting personal responsibility for one’s own health and acknowledging personality behaviors for healthy advancement and improvement....
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