Because the Foundation knows that education is important and wants to make a positive impact on young people from less fortunate backgrounds, it has teamed up with Educaid, an educational assistance fund, to help secondary school students stay in school.
Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 schoolyear, the Foundation has committed to supporting 20 students for 3 years through Educaid’s Persévéra Program, for a total investment of $32,700.
Persévéra is an Educaid-exclusive program that pairs organizations with secondary 3 students from less privileged backgrounds who demonstrate outstanding drive and perseverance. Partner organizations, like the Foundation of Quebec CPAs, agree to pay $500 per year to Educaid for each sponsored student until the student has earned their first diploma. Through the Persévéra program, partners have a direct impact on the success of the young people and participate in their development.
For the young people, Persévéra provides tangible encouragement from adults who believe in them and helps prepare them for life’s demands through interaction with these adults.
The results speak for themselves: The drop-out rate is falling among the program’s scholarship recipients. The scholarships help them achieve success by meeting many of their needs: school supplies, clothes, sociocultural or sporting activities, computer equipment and much more. Scholarship use is fully managed by the school’s team and Educaid to ensure that the funds are used effectively.