Path 3 - Mobilize key players in the regions

Students’ success rates cannot be improved without strong leaders in every school, in every school board and in every region. These are men and women with the will and the ability to:

  • mobilize their community to prevent student failure from the time a student enters school
  • support students in their transition from elementary to secondary school
  • help them to stay in school throughout secondary school until they obtain a diploma or qualifications

Regional action on student retention

MEES will intensify its actions at the regional level and continue, by means of specific agreements, to support regional organizations dedicated to student retention, such as the Comité régional pour la valorisation de l’éducation (CREVALE) in the Lanaudière region or the Comité régional de la prévention de l’abandon scolaire (CREPAS) in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.

Support from regional experts

The school boards will work jointly with support teams from MELS on various problems such as violence in the schools, disadvantaged areas, students with handicaps or learning difficulties, etc.

Support for the Youth Action Strategy

The Secrétariat à la jeunesse and the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation will continue their work implementing the initiatives set out in the Youth Action Strategy 2009-2014. This partnership aims to do the following:

  • support the mobilization of the regions to implement innovative and sustainable actions that will have a significant effect on student retention and the graduation rates of young people
  • support local projects rooted in communities, based on mobilizing key players who support young people in difficulty

Based on the guide Bringing Families and Elementary Schools Closer Together, the Commission scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay, together with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and the Conseil régional de prévention de l'abandon scolaire (CREPAS), has developed an action strategy to support parents in helping their children stay in school.

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