MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - From February 10 to 14, 2014,
Hooked on School Days (HSD) will be taking place in Montreal for the
fourth consecutive year. More than 1,500 activities will take place to
encourage young people to stay in school. Montreal Hooked on School, an
organization with 32 partners from all backgrounds that want to help
encourage young people to stay in school and achieve academic success,
is pleased to announce the Montreal program for the 2014 HSD.
Monday, February 10: Montreal launch of Hooked on School Days
Montreal launch of Hooked on School Days;
Hosted by Alexandra Diaz;
Event bringing together more than 200 players working to encourage
Presentation of 2014 Hooked on School Days and speeches by Gilles
Petitclerc, president of Montreal Hooked on School, and Andrée
Mayer-Périard, executive director of Montreal Hooked on School;
With special participation of the "HSD squad":
Six young students who have returned to school will talk about their
difficult but inspiring journey;
These students will embark on an awareness tour of Montreal schools and
youth organizations during 2014 HSD;
At the launch event, they will be presented with certificates in
recognition of their efforts.
Monday February 10, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Société des arts technologiques (SAT)
1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal
Tuesday, February 11, Wednesday, February 12, and Thursday, February 13:
awareness-raising operation in the metro
Awareness-raising efforts at various metro stations, with the
participation of Montreal Hooked on School;
The operation will include distribution of ribbons to encourage student
When and where:
Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Berri metro (orange line,
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Central Station
Thursday, February 13, 7:30 a.m. to noon: Place-des-Arts metro (UQAM
Friday, February 14: Lunch and Learn, Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal, with an address by Marie Malavoy, Minister of Education,
Recreation and Sport
RBC Headlines lunch and learn, presented by Montreal Hooked on School;
Speaker: Marie Malavoy, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport;
Title of presentation: Take a Student by the Hand (in French only).
Friday, February 14, noon to 2 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Montréal
1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
In total, hundreds of activities will be taking place all over Montreal
during Hooked of School Days. To view the complete schedule, see http://jembarque.ca/en/official-hsd-calendar/
Graduation rate: Montreal is on the right track!
The consequences of dropping out of school are very real. Studies show
that the annual financial impact of dropping out in Quebec is $1.9
billion. Those without a high school diploma have a lower annual income
than graduates, a higher unemployment rate, as well as a shorter life
expectancy. The good news is that the efforts made to encourage
students to stay in school are yielding results. In recent years, the
graduation rate in Montreal, and throughout Quebec, has risen by about
5%. In 2012, the graduation and qualification rate before age 20 was
72.5% in Montreal.
For a portrait of the situation in Montreal, click here.
About Montreal Hooked on School
Montreal Hooked on School is a group of 32 partners dedicated to working
together and to keeping youth and families at the centre of their
efforts to increase school retention. Its mission is to mobilize all
partners in Montreal and become a focal point for initiatives that have
a positive impact on young people, parents, and other parties affected,
with the objective of increasing student retention and success, and
reconnecting with school. Since 2009, promoting school-focused
mobilization among stakeholders in specific territories has become a
key area of action for Montreal Hooked on School. In 2012-2013,
Montreal Hooked on School supported the implementation of 95
initiatives involving 56,008 young people in 9 targeted areas.
Hooked on School Days is a high point in the year, as each of Quebec's
regions rallies to promote academic success. From February 10 to 14,
thousands of activities will be presented across Quebec and more than
400,000 ribbons will be handed out. To find out what is happening in
each of the regions and to learn more about the Quebec HSD campaign,
www.twitter.com/JPS_HSD or www.facebook.com/JourneesPerseveranceScolaire.
To follow Montreal Hooked on School on social media:
To see the full list of activities to be presented in Montreal:
For a portrait of student retention and academic success in Montreal, click here.
SOURCE: Montreal Hooked on School
For further information:
For information about Montreal Hooked on School:
Virginie LeFrançois, communications coordinator
Office : (514) 286-2346 # 211