By Gordon Lambie
Representatives and partners of the Fondation du Centre Jeunesse de la Montérégie were in Sherbrooke on Thursday morning to announce the expansion of the CLÉ project, which offers financial and moral support to individuals under youth protection who wish to pursue higher education. Having started in the Montérégie in 2015 and expanded into Laval in 2018, the program will now be offered in the Estrie and Chaudière-Appalaches regions.
“There are a number of youths who have now graduated and are taking advantage of this program, and the Desjardins Foundation, after hearing about the project, have decided to get on board and help us to deploy the project on the provincial level, starting with these two regions,” said Suzie Roy, the Executive Director of the Fondation du Centre Jeunesse de la Montérégie, explaining that three young people in each of the new territories has been guaranteed support in this initial year. “We plan to add two new regions each year until this program is available to all the young people on the cusp of 18 in youth protection across Quebec.”
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