Youth Activities

Currently the Student of the Month and Year are being selected from the Confluence Academy in downtown Saint Louis ( )

Youth Programs address the needs of the youth and be designed to fit within your Lodge budget and as our facility allows. Whatever programs adopted, select activities that spread throughout the year, and are sure to see them through to completion. To really do a constructive job and make a real impact on the Youth of your community, it is best to have continuous month-in and month out programs. Many of these projects require very little expense, if any, and give opportunity for active participation by your Members. Get as many of your Members as possible into your Youth Program. By so doing, you will have a better Lodge and will build a higher regard and prestige within your community.

Of the countless potential Youth Activities, Lodge #9 is pursuing; the Elks National “Hoop Shoot®” Free-Throw & Soccer Shoot Programs, Honoring the Flag, Essay contests, swimming classes and contests, the Elks Drug Awareness Program, the National Foundation, recreational camp and summer camping, the Antlers (young Elks to be), and the continued sponsorship of a local Boys Scouts Troop.

Elks Youth Programs

The youth of today are the Leaders of Tomorrow . Our young people are often subjected to many influences that can be detrimental to our communities . An important and positive contribution to our communities is to offer productive experiences to our youth . The Grand Lodge Activities Committee promotes numerous youth programs, including:

Americanism Essay Contest, Antlers (Junior Board of Directors), Camps, Citizenship, DAP (Drug Awareness Program), Community Programs, Dictionary Program (fundraising to purchase followed by give-a-ways), Hoop Shoot, Junior Golf, Legacy Awards, Metals of Valor, Red Ribbon Week, Scholarships, Scouting, Soccer Shoot, Student of the Month & Year, Swim Team, Trunk or Treat , and Youth Week.

Questions – Contact Youth Activities Chair PER Luby – .