Lions turn to Leos for help


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Meetings will be in the media center for the new Leo Club, as the adviser is the Media Specialist Kimberly Hayes.

by Morgan Franz, Staff Writer

A new club that promotes leadership will be offered by the new media center specialist.

Media center specialist Kimberly Hayes wanted to start the Leo Club in the high school, a club sponsored by the Lions International organization as an opportunity for young adults to raise awareness and help different charities in need.

The Lions International is an organization that performs many different services. The organization was founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. This organization has over 46,000 clubs and over 1.4 million members in more than 200 cities around the world.

Students will be able to partner up with different groups to help different charities through a concept called “twinning.”

Some of the programs the Leo Club will be implementing this year are events such as promoting youth leadership, raising money through different forms of fundraising, and contributing to groups in need.  

Hayes said that two of the events she plans for this year are “shoe drives for Shelter Our Sisters and going to Camp Acorn for autistic children.”