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Lion’s Heart Member Toolkit

Here are some ideas to spread the word about Lion’s Heart:

So you’re ready to change the world. Wouldn’t you love to have other great teens join you? You will need at least 2 more teens of your same gender and grad year to get your Lion’s Heart group started. Here are some great tools to help you get your friends to sign up.

1. Let your friends know about Lion’s Heart on social media. Use these posts to get you started, but feel free to use your own words too. We’ve even included some fun photos that you can use when you post.

  • Facebook – Want to help me change the world? I just joined Lion’s Heart and I would love it if you would join too so we could volunteer together! A great thing about Lion’s Heart is that they help us find places to volunteer and we can choose our favorite causes. Visit Lion’s Heart to sign up. @lionsheartservice #givingback #teenvolunteering
  • Instagram– Want to help me change the world? I am now a Member of Lion’s Heart and I would love it if you come join me when I volunteer in our community. Visit Lion’s Heart and sign up with me! #Teens #givingback #communityservice #teenvolunteers #highschool #teen #friends #giveback #lionsheartservice @lionsheartservice
  • Twitter – Help me change the world. I just joined Lion’s Heart and will be volunteering with other teens. Sign up with me! @lionsheartorg #teenvolunteers #givingback

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and our Blog and you can share our posts so your friends see them.

2. Share this YouTube video with other parents and teens. In less than 7 minutes they will learn all the important things they need to know about Lion’s Heart.

3. Visit our store and order free brochures that you can give to your high school counselors, parents and friends.

Any questions? You can visit our website and use the chat function or call us at 800.894.8877, ext.108.

We Love Our Summer Interns!

In May 2016, Lion’s Heart staff began interviewing twenty-six Lion’s Heart teen Members for a summer internship in the Laguna Hills, California, corporate offices. Each potential intern provided a writing sample telling a little about themselves and why they wanted the summer internship. All twenty-six came in for a face to face interview, for some, it was their first interview ever. The teens, ranging from thirteen to seventeen years old, were truly wonderful people with so many amazing talents. Some were nervous, some were confident. One even arrived in a suit and tie! We eventually selected six interns to spend their summer working in our office with our staff on a variety of interesting projects.

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“Our goal was to give the interns a glimpse of how our operations work while allowing them to have a rich and educational intern experience,” said Terry Corwin, Lion’s Heart Founder and Executive Director. “They have all been given a variety of assignments such as making videos to share on social media, writing blog posts, researching volunteer outreach programs, whiteboard sessions on ideas for marketing, auditing volunteer logs, and much more.”

Lion’s Heart is so thankful for all six of our volunteers; Madison, Taylor, Reese, Julia, Matt and Kevin. They worked tirelessly, never complained, and were so productive. In the past three months, Lion’s Heart Teen Volunteer interns amassed a whopping 182.5 volunteer hours and finished 11 large projects which included making a fun video on what they love about volunteering with Lion’s Heart, researching the civic 50 corporations, guest blogging, reaching out to parents, alumni, and non-profits, getting booths in high school events, and listing Lion’s Heart on all the community directories they could find. Our interns became part of our Lion’s Heart family and while we are sad to see them go, we wish them all the best on their journeys and we welcome them back anytime.

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We will be showcasing each of our interns on the blog and social media this week so keep checking back!

We look forward to selecting a new batch of interns from our fantastic Members next summer so if anyone is interested in joining us, keep an eye out for our email coming next spring!

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Lion’s Heart Senior Spotlight – Everett J.

Lion’s Heart has made serving the community easy for teenagers like me. Through Lion’s Heart, I have had access to many different service opportunities that I could participate in i.e. Second Harvest Food Bank, NEGU, Relay for Life, Soup Kitchen’s, summer camps, etc…. I was motivated to help others with my service and felt a sense of joy from serving. It is very rewarding to be a servant of others.

Next year, I will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I am excited to find ways that I can get involved in college and continue to give back to my school and community.

Thank you, Everett, for sharing your story! Everett was a Member of the Foothill Ranch 2016 Boys Blue Group since 2012. Good luck at Cal Poly SLO in the fall!

Lion’s Heart Senior Spotlight – David W.

I vividly remember my first meeting as a Lion’s Heart Member in the 8th grade. I was shy and uneasy, not knowing how much I would change in the future. I initially joined Lion’s Heart because I had just a little too much time on my hands as a young teenager. However, my reserved self eventually gave way as I have made life long bonds with other members in my group. I have learned that we take our community for granted occasionally, but we can still leave a lasting impact.

Even through small routines and once-a-month activities, Lion’s Heart has shown me how important it is to give back. The connections I have made with my fellow group members and the relationships I have created through meeting new people are equally important. I am so blessed to have been a part of a team and community that has boosted my self esteem, determination, dedication, and compassion. 

I plan on attending UCLA in the Fall as an Aerospace Engineering Major.

David has been a Member of Lion’s Heart’s Ladera Ranch, California Chapter 2016 Boys Blue since 2012. Good luck with your studies and thanks for sharing David!!

Lion’s Heart is Now a Silver GuideStar Participant

Lion’s Heart recently earned the Silver GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level! This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

In order to be awarded the Silver Seal of Transparency, Lion’s Heart added our basic contact and in-depth financial information on guidestar.org.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think: http://www.guidestar.org/profile/26-2781977