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Young Leaders in Service Awards (YLiS)

Young Leaders in Service Awards (YLiS)


Contact details

Name: Colin Marsh
MD title: MD Young Leader in Service Award Officer
Email: colinmarsh@lionsclubs.co.uk

Key information

Lions Clubs interested in supporting young people within their community through the Young Leaders in Service Awards, can download the following documents for full details and forms. You can download all files at once or click on each one individually.

The Young Leaders in Service Awards encourage, guide, mentors and recognises young people (aged 8-18 years) for their community over a 12 month period. On completion of 12 months service the young people awarded will receive a certificate, letter of congratulations from Lions Clubs International (MD105) British Isles, and a Young Leaders in Service pin. There are three levels of award:

Bronze 25-49 hours service in 12 months
Silver 50-99 hours service in 12 months
Gold 100 or more house service in 12 months

The 12 month period starts on the date of the first hour of service by the young person. It ends on the 12 month anniversary of that date. Depending on the number of hours dedicated to the community service activity, a bronze, silver or gold award certificate will be presented, along with a letter of congratulations (signed by the MD105 Chair of Council) and a Young Leaders in Service pin.

More information

Clubs interested in supporting a young person should get in touch initially with their Young Leaders in Service District Officer. You can also click below to download:

Further information about the programme can be read in the LION magazine Summer 2020. Questions may also be directed to the MD105 Young Leaders in Service Officer, Lion Colin Marsh by email: colinmarsh@lionsclubs.co.uk

Benefits of this youth project

The benefits for young people are:
  • experience the rewards of community service
  • become involved in their community and with their local Lions club
  • receive an International award.
The benefits for Lions Clubs are:
  • experience the rewards of supporting young people
  • gain publicity from Young Leader in Service Awards activities
  • increase the profile of Lions in your community

Finding participants for the Young Leaders in Service awards

Contact your local schools and youth organisations for young people aged between 8-18. These include young carers organisations, youth councils, Boys Brigades, Cadets, Girl Guides, Scouts, church groups, and sports clubs.

Suggestions for projects

The categories for the projects undertaken by the young people are:

  • service for the elderly
  • service for children
  • the environment
  • safety training
  • service to parents and family
  • literacy and education
  • disaster relief
  • public health
  • taking a leaders role
  • community improvement
  • helping a Lions Club
  • any other service activity of your choice.

Presentation Ceremony

Holding a presentation ceremony will help to:

  • recognise and reward young people for their commitment to community service
  • involve other people in the local community
  • raise the profile of your Lions Club and confirm Lions commitment to young people

This could be held at a school, a Lions presentation evening or a youth organisation’s own event.

 

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