Each year our club sponsors the Peace Poster contest of Lions International in area schools. Students 11-13 years of age create a poster on the theme of the year, and the artwork is judged locally, regionally, at the state level, and then with those submitted by students from all around the world.
Colorado Lions sponsor a statewide Speech Contest for students in grades 9-12 and we encourage local students to participate. We have had students win the Local and Zone contests and finish as high as 4th at the State Contest. Speech Contest Information
We also support Liberty Day Colorado and fund distribution of copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to all area schools.
Lions provide opportunities for students to participate in the International Youth Exchange, where students from the United States spend time with a family in another country, and local families are encouraged to welcome an exchange student into their home.
The Fort Collins Lions Club has supported many programs in our community for youth at risk, including the Boy’s and Girl’s Club and the Teresa Funke Author Visit program to bring writing and history education into the classrooms.