Who are the Leos?
The Leo program is a youth program from Lions International, the biggest voluntary organization in the world. Leos are children aged 12-18 that help out their community in different ways by helping out with local, regional and international projects. They organize all kinds of fundraising activities, provide clothing for needy children, collecting, books for students, visiting children that are hospitalized, raising funds for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) or organizing other fundraisers.
The Leo Club Program is over 50 years old! The first group started in 1957. The Leo movement has since then grown to more than 5,500 clubs in more than 130 countries with approximately 140,000 members. To learn more about the Leo program you can visit the website; www.lionsclubs.org, choose ‘youth programs’ and then ‘Leo Club program’.
The Easton Leo Club was founded by TJ Deen on November 17, 2007. We now have an active group of 9 kids, of which the majority attends Joel Barlow High school.
Some of the projects that we have done so far are:
- Bake sales at sport events
- Help out with Samuel Staples Halloween party
- Honey baked ham fundraiser
- Create and sell calendars and bracelets
- We offer Facepainting
- We are in contact with the Aspetuck Landtrust and will with local nature projects when needed.
- We’ve visited Fidelco and walked blind folded with a guide dog
- We have met other Connecticut based Leo Clubs during the CT Leo Conference
- We have created our own shirts
- Help out with responsible dog owner day in Shelton
- Created boxes to collect old eyeglasses
- There’s a fun rewarding activity at the end of each year
Let us know if you’d need our help or have an opportunity for us to have a booth at your event.
This year we’re working on our biggest event ever: the “Wet Kisses and Dirty Paws” AKC® Responsible Dog Ownership Day, on September 4th, 2010 in Easton CT. More information on this event on our Blog and Event page.
This page was updated on 6/02/2010