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Dimanche, 14 juillet 2024

Toujours ensemble, YMCAs, and the CJE Lachine join forces to help youth stay in school

On October 25, the three organizations officially launched Post-Secondary Transition – a 12-month pilot project aimed at students graduating from the Passeport pour ma réussite (Pathways to Education) program in Lachine, Pointe-Saint-Charles and Verdun. From now on, these students will benefit from the support of a counsellor in their transition from high school to post-secondary studies.

In Quebec, it is estimated that each year, close to 10,050 young people drop out of school. However, this alarming figure does not highlight the number of youths who drop out of post-secondary education. The latter, who represent the pilot project’s target group, obtained their high school diploma, and were admitted to Cégep. Then, due to a lack of support and guidance, they are forced to abandon their promising career path.

The Post-Secondary Transition pilot project is made possible thanks to the financial support of CJE Lachine, Sud-Ouest and Verdun as well as the Caisses Desjardins de Lachine, Sud-Ouest de Montréal and Île-des-Sœurs-Verdun.

In addition, Réseau Réussite Montréal, located on Wellington Street in Verdun, is contributing its expertise and will evaluate the project’s impact on participants.

Did you know?

Thanks to Toujours ensemble, the Canada-wide Pathways to Education (Passeport pour ma réussite) program was launched in Quebec in 2007. Since then, the organization has helped more than 300 young people in Verdun obtain a high school diploma. Of these, 90% have gone on to post-secondary education.

(Source Toujours ensemble – toujoursensemble.org

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