Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station) will join members of the Lions Club International on October 9 to announce the awarding of $100,000 to local schools as part of the Long Island Lions Quest Initiative. The initiative, in conjunction with the Lions Club International Foundation, will help local schools train teachers and provide materials for classrooms in the K-12 Lions Quest Program. The program takes into account the Dignity for All Students Act, passed in 2010, to promote safe, supportive and successful schools for all students. The presentation event will be hosted at Farmingdale State College, Campus Center Ballroom, 2350 Route 110 S, Farmingdale, NY, 11735.
“The support and lessons learned through the Lions Quest Initiative ensure the long-term success of our schools, and most importantly, our students,” said Lupinacci. “The Dignity for All Students Act is an important step toward promoting acceptance and awareness of all students, and the initiative does an excellent job promoting these values. I want to thank the Lions Club and its members for their support, which is critical to providing teachers with the resources necessary to help their students thrive.”
The Lions Quest Initiative focuses on developing students’ social and emotional skills, combating bullying, and preventing substance abuse. It also promotes dropout prevention and service learning. Programs in the Lions Quest style have been proven to be effective, reducing problem behaviors, increasing academic achievement and promoting effective collaboration between families and local schools.