Leo Club

Our first Leo Club was started in 2019 at Palisades High School by Leo Club co-presidents, Scarlett Klein and Layla Chammas, along with some of their friends.

When faced with the pandemic, the students created new ways to help the community.  Their projects included:

  • A program for children with special needs that were uniquely affected by the pandemic called Friend and Me.  The program addressed the extreme sense of isolation and confusion faced by special needs students who need to adapt to online learning.
  • For their fellow Pali High students who experienced mental health issues from increased stress and fear, disruption in sleep and eating habits, and decreased social interaction and physical activity, they created a mental health program using Zoom-friendly mental health resources.   
  • With the 2020 election taking front stage, members of the Leo Club coordinated with the efforts of existing organizations to get people registered to vote. 

To learn more about becoming a Leo at Palisades High School, or to start a club at your high school, contact Pam Andrews at


Young Leaders in Service Awards

This award recognizes students, ages 12-18, for their community service activities within at 12-month period.  There are two levels of recognition:

  • Gold Level - for those student who have completed 100 hours of community service.

  • Silver Level - for those students that have completed 50 hours of community service.

To apply, you will need to complete a tracking form documenting your community service activities, and then your school's community service faculty advisor will need to complete and sign the certification form.  For any questions and to submit your forms, please contact Pam Andrews at

The application deadline is May 1st.


Student Speakers Contest

This is a great opportunity for high school students to practice their oratory skills and earn scholarship money from the Lions Student Speaker Foundation. Each year a new timely topic is chosen, with the competition starting in January and running through March.  Locations and times vary at each level. 

The winner of the first level, the Club Level, receives $100, with the amount increasing as you progress through the levels.  Zone winners receive a $150 scholarship, Region winners receive a $250 scholarship, District winners receive a $4,500.00 scholarship, Area winners receive a $6,500.00 scholarship and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest receives an additional $10,000.00 scholarship.

Student interested in participating in this competition must be sponsored by a local Lions Club, such as the Santa Monica - Pacific Palisades Lions Club.  To participate or get more information, please contact Carole Mullaney at

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