As we have for the past 11 years, the YMCA is proud to once again take part in Hooked on School Days from February 14 to 18, 2022, to support youth in their academic success. At the Y, we are committed to helping young people build a future filled with opportunity by motivating and inspiring them, and providing the support they need to progress.
Again this year, the pandemic forced students to show resilience and the ability to adapt to a world that is constantly changing. Their schooling was disrupted and the solitude generated by the health measures produces a lot of stress, concern, and anxiety for the future.
The good news is that we can all make a difference through small acts. We can show young people how much they matter to us, how proud we are of them, and how much we believe in them.
It is for this reason that the Y offers various school support programs throughout the province that are committed to supporting and encouraging youth. And their impact is concrete!
“I couldn’t decide where to go to CEGEP. I was really confused and stressed because that’s my future. Myrianne Cardin-Houle, my youth worker at Pathways to Education, reassured and helped me. She showed me lots of CEGEPS and we explored a bunch of different programs. Together, we checked out the different routes from my home to the schools. She also helped me put my application together for the CEGEP I picked. She helped me every step of the way, from A to Z. She also suggested I create a new email address to be more organized. I’m relieved she guided me through the process. She reassured me and answered all my questions.”
Fatima, 17 years old, Pathways to Education program participant
During the Hooked on School Days week, our Youth and School Success teams will be celebrating school perseverance with a host of special activities and little extras for our participants . . . join in on the celebrations and help us have an even greater impact!
Because school perseverance doesn’t only happen in the classroom. Together, let’s create a tidal wave of encouragement, the biggest Quebec has ever seen! Please like and share our social media posts: Download the visual
Thank you to all our donors for your generosity. Without you none of this would be possible. Join them in their support for our programs: Donate now!
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