By Daniel Kirchin
Local Journalism Initiative
Hooked on School Days, an annual initiative of the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative, has evolved into a crucial opportunity to enhance awareness and engagement while underscoring the significance of supporting youth in their academic pursuits. Against the backdrop of labour shortages and rising living costs, discussions on education retention and motivation have become more common.
Organizations such as Centraide Estrie and the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative, have used this week to not only reaffirm their commitment to supporting children’s educational needs, but also to address the pressing issues faced by families in Estrie.
Andrée Mayer-Périard, President of the Réseau québécois, emphasized the importance of encouraging young individuals to stay motivated in school on their academic journey. She noted, “It is crucial to relentlessly support the efforts of every student so that they have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, especially in a year marked by various challenges affecting their academic path.”
“The Hooked on School Days serves as a reminder that academic perseverance is a collective responsibility,” she explained. “Fostering the educational success of our youth is beneficial for everyone, forming the foundation for overall well-being and the ability to contribute meaningfully to society,” Mayer- Périard added.
The Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative recently conducted a survey addressing the issues faced by families in the province, providing insights into Quebec residents’ opinions on educational success, motivation, and the role of support.