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Hooked on School Days in Quebec: 20 years of commitment to education

A significant event in the field of education took place during the third week of February as Quebec marked the 20th edition of the Hooked on School Days across the province. Launched in 2004 by the Instance régionale de concertation en persévérance scolaire et réussite éducative de la Montérégie (IRCM), the event aims to raise awareness among the Quebec population of the importance of staying in school while encouraging young people to continue their studies.

This year’s event featured several different activities. From the official launch of the 20th edition to workshops focusing on mental health and young people, school-work balance and atypical qualification paths, the organizers put together a program that was rich in content. A web conference entitled “When perseverance makes all the difference,” hosted by Stéphane Fallu, and a meeting with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who served as event spokesperson for a fourth consecutive year, also took place over the course of the week.

Among those committed to this cause, the Carrefour jeunesse emploi in Huntingdon stands out for its constant support for young people. Year after year, this organization has recognized young people with gift certificates, and organized activities related to staying in school. With a mandate to work with young people between the ages of 16 and 35 who are facing a variety of challenges and issues, the Carrefour has renewed its commitment to the Hooked on School Days initiative and has expressed its desire to collaborate actively with schools and partners in the region.

At a time when staying in school is of the utmost importance, the work of organizations such as the Huntingdon Carrefour Jeunesse emploi, as well as the many other players involved, demonstrates a deep commitment to education and the well-being of our young people. These collective initiatives are helping to forge a promising future for Quebec’s youth, where every young person is encouraged to realize his or her full potential through education.

The Carrefour will continue to support young people with their academic and professional choices, their employment, or in the development of their self-confidence. We believe in the capabilities of every young person, and we will work with them to bring out their full potential. Together, we can help our young people to succeed academically and develop their capacities for the well-being of society.
Carine Moran, director
Huntingdon Carrefour jeunesse-emploi

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