Caisse Des­jardins helps with school success

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Be­cause it was School Per­se­ver­ance Week from Fe­bru­ary 11th to the 15th, the Caisse Des­jardins du Lac-Mem­phrem­a­gog would like to high­light the many ways it gets in­volved with the re­gion’s youth. In 2012, the Caisse gave fi­nan­cial sup­port to the Fon­da­tion Chris­tian Va­chon, the

Cirque des etoiles Mem­phrem­a­gog, the Con­cil­i­a­tion etudes-tra­vail pro­gram, and sev­eral other ini­tia­tives thast fos­ter the devel­op­ment of lo­cal youth. In to­tal, more than $25,000 was in­vested by the Caisse to pro­mote school per­se­ver­ance.

Dur­ing the Caisse’s Se­maine co­op­er­a­tion, two school projects were re­al­ized: the cov­er­ing of the li­brary books at Ecole Saint Pie-X and the re­pair­ing of the pic­nic ta­bles at Ayer’s Cliff Ele­men­tary School. The Des­jardins Je­unes au tra­vail pro­gram, man­aged with the Car­refour je­unesse

em­ploi Mem­phrem­a­gog, helped ten teens with­out ex­pe­ri­ence to find their first job. Be­sides the work ex­pe­ri­ence they ac­quired, they also learnt about bud­get man­age­ment and devel­oped their fi­nan­cial knowl­edge.

Th­ese young peo­ple, seen here in the com­pany of Manon Bernard, Caisse Des­jardins du Lac-Mem­phrem­a­gog youth coun­sel­lor, are study­ing at the col­lege, univer­sity or vocational level and re­ceived bur­saries from the fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion.

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