Lions Quest after school program starts Feb. 8 at the Warwick Valley Community Center

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:33

    Warwick — The Warwick Valley Community Center will begin offering “The Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence Program for Out of School Time” starting Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. The program will run Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 4 p.m., for eight weeks. According to the community center’s press release announcing the program, the goal is to give young people the opportunity to learn the skills of impulse control, emotional management, empathy, interpersonal communication, and responsible problem-solving and decision-making. The press release continues: “Over 26 years ago, Lions embraced the idea of comprehensive youth development in order to help children grow in a positive direction, free from the dangers of drugs and violence. Lions Quest programs are used in schools and communities to promote positive youth development and prevent drug and alcohol use. “Lions Quest programs bring together the home, school and community to support healthy young people of strong character. This will be achieved through teaching character education, civic values, social and emotional skill building, drug and violence prevention through service learning.” The Warwick Valley Community Center will be one of the first groups in Orange County to offer the programs, thanks to the Warwick Lion’s Club, the Town of Warwick, and Office of Alcohol & Substance. Preregistration is required. Call 986-6422.