Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Richelieu has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. This is why it is so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.
In addition to offering financial products designed especially for young members, the caisse also proposes the expert services of a youth advisor. Entirely dedicated to young people 18 to 35, our advisors use a personalized advisory approach to help them achieve their dreams and projects.
In addition to encouraging kids to stay in school, the caisse contributes to various scholarship programs. Students can apply on the Desjardins Foundation site - External link. This link will open in a new window.. The call for applications takes place every year between March 1 and 31. The single application gives local students access to several scholarship programs (Desjardins Foundation scholarships, the caisse's scholarship program, other scholarships, etc.).
Because the caisse values academic success, $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year to full-time vocational, college/CEGEP or university students. Caisse members age 34 and under can apply by creating a profile on the Desjardins scholarship platform. Scholarships will be awarded in fall 2021 through a random draw from among all eligible registered members.
Financial education program
Are you between 16 and 25? Do you have questions about your finances?
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You'll learn more about things that matter to you, such as:
Thanks to the collaboration of the caisse, free 2-hour group workshops are offered by community partners or educational institutions of the region.
We take a dynamic approach that gets you involved. You'll interact through a variety of hands-on activities and exercises.
Want to learn more? Just call Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Comtés Iberville/St-Jean at 450-347-4717.
The caisse is a proud partner of the 12 young volunteers who manage the Finance Lab at École secondaire Marcelin-Champagnat. This educational project helps high school students learn about managing a mini-cooperative and benefits all the students at the school.
To help introduce children to sound savings habits at an early age, Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Richelieu actively supports the educational school caisse services at École Vision.
Your child doesn't attend that school, but you wish to help them learn more about savings? Discover some fun games, video and activities to do at home on the school caisse website - External link. This link will open in a new window..
The Young Intern Director Program gives a young person age 18 to 30 the chance to contribute to caisse performance by sitting on the board of directors. The young intern officer actively participates in the board's work, but with no voting rights.
Financial education is a core value of the caisse. For many years, caisse employees have given lectures on sound financial management at many local schools. During the lectures, the topics covered are savings, financial assistance for students, credit, financial security and budgets.
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Every fall, the caisse organizes an academic retention youth event during which a total of $30,000 in scholarships is drawn at random among eligible students in attendance.
The information provided here is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.
Before making investment decisions, you are advised to speak with your caisse advisor or your account manager at a Desjardins Business centre.
The information contained in this section should in no way be considered as advice or a recommendation by Desjardins Securities Inc. or Disnat.