Lions Clubs in Alabama host annual High School Leadership Forum

Posted: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

TROY - More than 250 high school students from across the State of Alabama are on Troy University's Troy Campus for the Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum (ALHSLF) June 16-18.

The event marks the 8th year of the program. Troy University has hosted the Forum every year since its inception in 2010.

The Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum is sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Alabama, Multiple District 34. This year is the Centennial Celebration for Lions Clubs International's 100th Anniversary. The Forum's theme this year is "Service" taken from Lions Clubs International's motto, which is simply: "We Serve."

The ALHSLF will use this summer's theme of "Service" to focus on teaching the students who attend different ways to be a servant leader, how to create long lasting friendships with their peers, and the positive impact a life of service can have on themselves, their schools, and their communities, said William Filmore, who helps coordinate the forum.

The weekend program includes high energy speakers who will inspire and encourage the students, outdoor relay competitions and activities, hands on creative learning and brainstorming, as well as group discussions and even the opportunity to receive college scholarships.

The ALHSLF program has been so successful, it will be featured as a success story at the USA/Canada Lions Forum in Portland, Oregon this September, where the partnership between Alabama Lions Clubs and Troy University will be put on display for hundreds of Lions Clubs and members who are attending from both the United States and Canada.

For more information on the ALHSLF, visit For more information on Lions Clubs International, visit