Part of Lions Clubs International, the youth group is sponsored locally by the Clayton Lions Club and has already helped the Food Bank of Delaware and Toys for Tots.

First State Military Academy and the Clayton Lions Club have established a Leo Club at the academy in Clayton. Leo Clubs are youth organizations affiliated with Lions Clubs International to promote leadership and community service

The Leo Club’s first officers were officially installed by Lions Club District 22-D Governor Charles Taylor Thursday, Jan. 25 at a ceremony at the academy.

The officers are President Kegan Walker, Vice President Noah Berman, Treasurer Raven Gaeta and Secretary Jase Stapleford.

The new Leo Club was chartered with 22 members Dec. 6, 2017 – 50 years and one day after the youth organization was started in 1957.

Club advisors are John Burris, Clayton Lions Club member and First Vice District Governor in District 22-D, and Daniel Bates, First State Military Academy teacher and Clayton Lions Club member.

The Leo Club has already held a food drive and volunteered to pack food for the Food Bank of Delaware, and collected donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The club will also be supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.