Industry Training Authority (ITA) and the BC Lions Football Club are extending their partnership to provide a popular school program - the Lions in the House initiative. This is the second year that the Lions have partnered with ITA on this project.
Jabar Westerman, Courtney Taylor and Andy Reid of the BC Lions speaking to the youth in Terrace.
Created specifically for youth in grades six through nine, the Lions in the House initiative, presented by CN Rail and supported by the Industry Training Authority, speaks to career opportunities in the skilled trades and railway safety. It focuses on the power of choice and being the best you can be. During the interactive session, BC Lions players deliver speeches on choices they have made in their lives, specifically in the fields of education and safety. Each session is also interspersed with athletic competitions that provide a unique opportunity for the students to compete against each other while teamed up with BC Lions players. Lions in the House helps participating schools build a sense of school sprit while at the same time delivering powerful messages.
Kicking off in January 2015, Lions in the House will make 25 school visits, and will travel throughout the province speaking to thousands of students.