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Hooked on School Days – Encouraging our youth to stay in school!

The City of Pointe-Claire is underscoring its support for the Hooked on School Days, an initiative to help ensure that graduation rates continue to rise and that young people stay in school and feel capable of achieving an academic career that meets their abilities and aspirations.

During a public meeting held on Tuesday, February 11, City Council adopted a resolution of support for this week, which will take place throughout Québec from February 17 to 21.

“We want to take this opportunity during the Hooked on School Days to encourage young people on their academic journey and support the work that is being done both with families and schools in this regard,” said the mayor of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere.

The services offered at the library and Cultural Centre, in day camps, or in partnership with schools are all ways for the City to contribute to the academic success of young people. This translates into a variety of activities, events, programs, courses and competitions to help them learn, thrive and develop their full potential, whether it be in sports, recreation, the community, culture or the arts.

“The youth advisory committee created two years ago in Pointe-Claire is one example of the City’s commitment to offering young people the opportunity to get involved in their community, suggest improvements to services, and initiate and carry out new projects that get their peers involved,” Mayor Belvedere added.

Hooked on School Days initiatives have helped improve the graduation rate among young people in Montréal, which went from 67.7% in 2009 to 82.3% in 2018.

For more information on the Hooked on School Days, visit www.journeesperseverancescolaire.com.