Lion’s Heart–Teens Giving Back, a national community service organization for teens in 6th through 12th grade, has opened a chapter in Franklin!
If you missed the parent info session tonight, here is the scoop. All the information presented can be found on their website www.lionsheartservice.org
Enrollment begins February 1 at 12 am (PST!) and runs thru August 1, 2015. To enroll click HERE.
Started in 2004 in Southern California, Lion’s Heart has experience tremendous grown since it founding. It’s Members have served over 100,000 hours of community service!
Members perform at least 30 hours of community service each year, and are grouped by grade level and gender. One parent acts as the Class Coordinator, and each group of up to 20 elects their own officers, lead their own meetings (there are 8 meetings a year, your teen has to attend at least 5), and decide on a group community service projects. There is no fundraising in Lion’s Heart; only serving the community in fun and meaningful ways. Parents are encouraged but not required to serve the community. Dues are $130 to join (but discounted or waived for hardship situations), $65 for years after the first year.
Lion’s Heart is a qualifying organization for the national President’s Volunteer Service Award program; qualified Members receive these awards each June. Lion’s Heart Members can also earn the annual Torchbearer’s Award, presented to the Member in each group who went “above and beyond” for the community for that year. Members who are active for all six years will receive the Golden Lion Award when they are seniors in high school.
Local Chapter President is Allison Bernhardt. To contact Allison you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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