Our Lodge participates in the Youth Awareness Program every year.
This is a great Program and it gives High school age students a chance to win a College Scholarship.
Youth Awareness consists of students making presentations we refer to as "Moose Kids-Talks"
Those who participate are high school age students. The "Moose Kids-Talks" are presented to children whose age's range from 4-9 years old.
Our student representatives create presentations dealing with subject matters such as drugs and alcohol but not limited to these topics due to the fact there are many adverse elements in local communities, the students decide on a subject that they feel is prevalent at this time. The students collect as much information as possible on the subject they select by reading news articles, by using websites on the computer, the local library, etc. They compile this information and create a presentation for younger minds, so they can understand what the students are saying.
The student representatives that present these "Moose Kids-Talks" at Preschools, After School day Cares, Elementary Schools, Head Start Programs, Sunday School Classes, Children of Lodge/Chapter members, Youth Sports Leagues, YMCA/YWCA, etc.
This year we had 1 male student, Tyler Smith. Our female student had to drop out unfortunately. Tyler represented Our Lodge and they did a Great job and made our Lodge and Chapter proud.
Gary Lininger was the Youth Awareness Committee Chairman, he and Governor Dennis Kauffman went to local schools and made presentations to the School Guidance Counselors and explained the program so they could recruit the students.
Gary Lininger and Angie Straley are our Youth Awareness Chairman and Youth Awareness Co-coordinator. Gary and Angie are really enthusiastic about this and believe in the program. We expect a great year from them and from the students they assist.
This program is very important to Moose International as well as to our Lodge and the community and we thank all of those who were involved in our Lodge.
If you have a child in grades 9th through 12th stop in the Lodge Office and we can give you information and sponsor your child into this Great program.
Thanks to everyone who helps make this a successful venture for our Lodge.