Leo Clubs are a youth organization of Lions Clubs International that identifies the needs within communities and work together to meet those needs.Leo clubs encourage youths to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities and also conduct various projects in the fields of health care,elders,children,differently abled,literacy and education,and self-development.


The first Leo club was founded in 1957 by Jim Graver, the coach of the Abington High School,Pennysylvania baseball team. He was an active member of the Glenside Lions Club.The club was founded with the help of William Ernst,another local Lion.It adopted the high school's colors of maroon and gold.The club also created the acronym Leadership,Experience,Opportunity for the word Leo.The word equality was later changed to experience.

In 1964 the Leo Club Program became a sponsored program of the Lions district. It grew beyond Pennsylvania and the United States of America. By 1967 the program had grown to over 200 clubs in 18 countries and become an official youth program of Lions Clubs International. In the following year, the Leo Club Program spread rapidly, more than quadrupling in size, to 918 clubs in 48 countries by the end of 1968.Today we have over 160,000 in 140 countries.

There are two tracks of the Leo Club Program. Alpha Leo clubs are those that consist of members between 12 and 18 years of age. Omega Leo clubs are those that consist of members between 18 and 30 years of age.

Eko Leo club is one of the leo clubs in lagos state which see to the needs of most communities in lagos state.



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