Adam’s story

YMCAs of Québec - March 15 2024


In 2015, as Adam came to the YMCA with a group of students who, like him, were suspended from school, he met a mentor in whom he immediately recognized his own struggles. "He used his own hardships to have a positive impact on young people." Adam started to see school differently. “I graduated from high school with honours and a perseverance scholarship. I also gave a speech about my journey in front of the whole school.”

Today, Adam is a keynote speaker and the one mentoring young people at the Y, turning adversity into opportunity and inspiring youth along the way. “Nine years ago, I never would’ve imagined my life the way it is now.”

Adam's profil

“I feel like a success story thanks to the Y. Today, it is my turn to help young people unlock their potential.”
- Adam, YMCA Youth Worker and Former Participant in the YMCA Alternative Suspension Program


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