Hooked on School Days in Estrie

It was by way of the Instance régionale de concertation (IRC) en persévérance scolaire et en réussite éducative (Réussite Montérégie) in Montérégie, in February 2005, that the first Hooked on School Days came to be in Quebec.

Determined to join the movement, the IRC Partners for educational success in Estrie (Projet PRÉE) and the Table estrienne de concertation interordres en éducation (TECIÉ) decided to organise the first “Hooked on School Days” in Estrie, in February 2010.

The decision to hold Hooked on School days in February corresponds with a critical moment in the school year, when a drop in motivation and perseverance can occur in young people. Therefore, Hooked on School Days is an ideal time to encourage them, and to praise them for their efforts and their perseverance.

For the eighth consecutive year, Estrie will come alive from the 13th to the 17th of February 2017. All actors in connection with the perseverance of our youth are invited to get involved and to put in motion activities of recognition and such.

In 2016, all regions of Quebec have highlighted “Hooked on School Days” in a variety of ways. For example, through activities organised by schools or organisations working with young people, or families through initiatives promoted by municipalities, MRCs, or simply by wearing a common symbol, the green and white perseverance ribbon.

Furthermore, in excess of 250 activities in close to 200 communities in Estrie took place during the 2016 Hooked on School Days. The citizens of Estrie can proudly say that “staying in school is everyone's business, every day!”

For complete details of these days, visit the official website of Hooked on School Days in Estrie, jpsestrie.ca.