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    Jeune COOP Coup de ciseaux

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    Jeune COOP Coup de ciseaux was a project by high school students to help seniors and those in need in the community.

    The students were involved in many activities aimed at providing support and breaking isolation. For example, the students participated in handicraft worskhops with seniors living in a home, as well as helped deliver food baskets with centre Roland-Bertrand.

    Levels of education

    Secondaire 2e cycle (3e 4e et 5e années)

    Students involved

    12 Students

    Nature of the project


    Results observed

    The project had a positive impact on the students, as it gave them the opportunity to take the initiative, be creative and confidently share their ideas. Through group discussions, personal reflection and self-evaluation exercises, the students became aware of the skills they had acquired.

    Involvement and support

    The region's youth co-operative entrepreneurial promotion officer (YCEPO) led a few activities, during which the students learnt more about themselves and identified the group's strengths. The activity director at Christ-Roy seniors' home in Shawinigan was very helpful in establishing contact and co-ordinating activities with the seniors. Frédérick Trudel, general manager of centre Roland-Bertrand, contacted needy families and ensured the projects would provide aid where needed.

    Major steps

    • Every student's strengths identified and committees struck
    • Activities planned
    • Materials purchased and gathered 
    • Worked with a youth group to collect non-perishable food
    • Worked with an organization to establish ties with families in need

    Connection with the Québec Education Program

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit is excellent for integrating skills from the Preschool and elementary education program and the Secondary education program.

    Broad area of learning

    Subject areas

    Intellectual competencies

    Methodological competency

    Personal and social competencies

    Positive influences on student retention

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