MONTREAL, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - After 150,000 hours of commitment and direct work with over 10,000 students, Youth Fusion, a charitable organization that works to lower dropout rates, will mark the celebration of its five years of existence by revealing the results of an impact evaluation conducted by a university research centre, and by announcing a new program in fashion design created in collaboration with ALDO Group: Rising Fashion.
This press conference will bring together 100 students, as well as leaders from school boards, universities, BMO Financial Group and ALDO Group.
The following people will speak:
- L. Jacques Ménard, President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec
- Jean-Pierre Généreux, Vice-President, ALDO Group
- Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University
- Thérèse Laferrière, Director, CRIRES (Centre de recherche et d'intervention sur la réussite éducative et scolaire)
- Gilles Petitclerc, Chairman, Montreal Hooked on School
In the presence of:
- Catherine Harel-Bourdon, Chairperson, Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)
- Diane Lamarche-Venne, Chairperson, Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSMB)
- Pierre Boulay, General Director, Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPI)
- Suanne Stein Day, Chairperson, Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB)
Youth Fusion and ALDO Group initiated Rising Fashion in order to lower high school dropout rates by creating learning opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to teenagers.
Wednesday, December 11th
10:30am to 12:30pm
BMO Headquarters: 129, Saint-Jacques Street, 14th floor
Youth Fusion is an award-winning Canadian charitable organization, created in Quebec, which establishes innovative partnerships between disadvantaged schools and universities, in an effort to lower dropout rates. It does so by creating and implementing yearlong projects that engage youth in learning, and motivate them to attend school.
SOURCE: Youth Fusion
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