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California Lions Clubs

Multiple District Four, California, Lions Clubs International (MD4)


Through the Leo Club Program, young people serve as positive agents of change within their communities. These young leaders develop valuable leadership skills, make new friends and have fun.

If you're a Lion, consider sponsoring a Leo club in your community to engage youth and get the next generation of Lions ready to serve.

If you're a Leo, find resources for leading your club, planning projects and more.

Student Speaker Contest

The Student Speaker Foundation is a California nonprofit corporation administered by a board of directors and 15 trustees. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to augment the prizes awarded to the winners of the California Multiple District Four Student Speakers Program. 

This year the Foundation will provide scholarships totaling $103,500.00. From this amount, each of the fifteen District winners will receive a $4,500.00 scholarship, each of the four Area winners will receive an additional $6,500.00 scholarship and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest will receive an additional $10,000.00 scholarship. 

The Lions Clubs International Multiple District Four Student Speakers Contest topic for the 2017-2018 is "Integrity and Civility Play what Role in Today's Society?"

Youth Exchange Program


The Lions Youth Exchange Program was started to provide today’s youth, our leaders of tomorrow, an opportunity to learn about people and countries other than their own, in an effort to promote world peace. The ultimate goal is to have each participant upon returning home apply the greater awareness and appreciation of others to fellow students, friends and family. This is to foster harmony and understanding toward good will in international relations. 

Peace Poster Contest

For the last 30 years Lions clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.

MD4 Contest

Youth Outreach

To provide opportunities and experience for the youth of MD-4 to grow as positive role models and leaders through collaborative teamwork, training and service to their community.


Lions Youth Leadership Forum Forms

Forum Agenda

Lions Youth Leadership Institute Forms

Essay Contest

2016-17 Essay Contest Winner

“A Celebration of Peace”

Charlie Bruskotter
12 years old

Ohio, USA

Sponsored by
Delaware Lions Club

Read the winning essay

Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to sponsor students in the Lions International Essay Contest. This essay contest was created to offer an opportunity to visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace.

The theme of the 2017-18 Lions International Essay Contest is "The Future of Peace." Students who are visually impaired and who are ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.