Lions Youth Programmes

Lions Clubs across the world sponsor and reward young people by recognising their efforts and providing them with opportunities to learn, achieve and grow.

Lions strongly support TACADE, one of the world's leading personal development and drug prevention education organisations.

The Youth Award or Lions Young Ambassador scheme acknowledges today's young people working as volunteers and gives them the recognition they deserve.The aim of this activity  is to promote internationally an interest in, and active support of youth activities in the Community. It is also intended to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in the welfare of the community.


The Lions Youth Exchange Programme aims to "create and foster a spirit of understanding among peoples across the world" by enabling exchanges between countries in every part of the world.

The Lions International Peace Poster Contest encourages young people, ages 11 to 13, to artistically express their views of peace - the overall worldwide winner is introduced at the Lions United Nations Dat at the United Nations Hearters in New York each yearThis is an opportunity to encourage the young people in our local community to think about the importance of world peace, tolerance and international understanding, and to pass it on. These young people share their unique visions with the world through pictures. 

In 105 Multiple District the Lions 5 Nations Youth Football Tournament allows teams (under 14 years old) to compete against each other in the only EUFA sanctioned competition for this age group.

LEOs are young people aged between 11 and 28 years. LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunities for young people from all backgrounds, races and religions. There are over 5,000 LEO Clubs representing 137 countries with a membership of 142,000 young people.




Our 0ngoing sponsorship of Youth activities has again revealed some more outstanding achievements:

Lions Youth Award


Carlow winner Paul Farrell from Presentation College received the McDermott Memorial Award from Lion President Frank


Lions Peace Poster Competition


Winner Miranda Faul from Askea Girls School pictured with her Teacher and Principle about to receive her Prize from from President Frank and Project Organiser Lion Gerry.

A happy group - Miranda and classmates.


Youth Football


St. Patricks Club sponsored by Carlow Lions won their inaugural match in the Lions Youth Soccer Competition. After a tightly fought match against Portlaoise the Carlow team won on penalties after extra time.






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