Montrealers got on board!
MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The second Montreal edition of Hooked on School Days organized by Montreal Hooked on School, took place from February 13 to
17, 2012. The more than 400 organizers and collaborators can be proud
of the work accomplished and the energy displayed to encourage school
perseverance and success. More than 120,000 people took part in the
some 1,000 activities coordinated by 400 school bodies and
organizations from all sectors in the Montreal area.
All the initiatives were extremely successful. To learn more about the
numerous activities that took place and to consult the videos featuring
Catherine Jasmin, Montreal ambassador for Hooked on School Days, who
navigated through the island of Montreal during the past week to meet
the stakeholders who organised the activities, please consult the Get on Board blog available at http://blogue.jembarque.ca. The blog enables web users to access a great variety of examples of
concrete gestures to encourage perseverance and success in school.
Elsewhere, the distribution of green-and-white perseverance ribbons in
some Montreal metro and train stations was very rewarding; the children
were able to raise awareness of the importance of encouraging school
perseverance and success.
More than 35,000 people-including Members of the National
Assembly-showed their support for school perseverance and success by
proudly wearing the green-and-white perseverance ribbon. Montreal
Hooked on School also invited Montreal adults to post inspiring
messages on the virtual Wall of Encouragement at http://mur.jembarque.ca. "The efforts to support school perseverance and success must be made
every day. For this reason, the Wall will remain online and adults can
continue to encourage children in the upcoming months. We want to
collect thousands of messages in hopes of sending them to children who
need encouragement," explains Gilles Petitclerc, President of Montreal
Hooked on School and Director General of Commission scolaire de
"There are many small gestures that can be made by parents, family
members, employers, teachers, schools, and community partners to
encourage children to persevere. Every child needs to be encouraged
every day," adds Catherine Jasmin, a mother, university student, and
former drop out who now acts as an ambassador for Montreal's HSD.
As we await the 3rd edition of Hooked on School Days (11 to 15 February, 2013), please keep in mind that every day can be a school perseverance day.
Therefore, Montrealers are invited to use the Wall of Encouragement (http://mur.jembarque.ca) to continue encouraging young people.
Montreal Hooked on School would like to give special thanks to all the
participants, stakeholders, organizers, as well as its associate
partner, La Presse, and its main partner, The Gazette, for their
contributions to the success of Montreal edition of Hooked on School Days.
About Montreal Hooked on School
Montreal Hooked on School is a regional organization comprising 30
partners from all walks of life who want to contribute to the school
perseverance and success of young people. Its mission is to mobilize
all partners on the island of Montreal and become a focal point for
initiatives that have a positive impact on young people, parents, and
other concerned parties, with the objective of increasing school
persistence and success, and getting young people to reconnect with
Elsewhere in Quebec
Hooked on School Days (HSD) happens at a crucial time in the school year
where all of Quebec mobilizes for educational success. From February 13
to 17, 2012, thousands of activities were organized throughout Quebec
and more than 250,000 ribbons were distributed. To find out about the
activities taking place in each region visit www.perseverancescolaire.com/en/ or follow the Facebook or Twitter pages of Instances régionales de concertation sur la persévérance et la réussite
éducative du Québec.
To find out more about the activities happening in Montreal, visit www.jembarque.ca/en/.
SOURCE MONTREAL HOOKED ON SCHOOL
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