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Youth

Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Hubert 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.

Learn about the following programs and activities:

School caisse

In collaboration with Quebec and Ontario elementary schools, Desjardins offers the school caisse, a savings education program. Introduced more than 100 years ago by Desjardins Group founder Alphonse Desjardins, the school caisse initiates children ages 5 to 11 to savings and responsible spending, in addition to encouraging their financial independence.

To instill in children a strong and ongoing sense of belonging to their school and community, school caisses provide them with the means to put into practice the values of cooperation.

In Saint-Hubert, the following elementary schools participate in the school caisse program: Paul-Chagnon, De Maricourt, Du Jardin-Bienville and Des Milles-Fleurs.

Visit the school caisse site - External link. This link will open in a new window. to sign your child up for the program. You'll find tips, ideas for activities you can do at home and explanatory videos to help you discuss money with your child.

Lab finance

Based on the cooperative model, the Finance Lab oversees the payment of curricular and extracurricular activities. This educational initiative gives students the opportunity to manage a business and make decisions within a democratic and participatory framework.

With the school's authorization, the Finance Lab operates from a room on-site, with the equipment provided by the caisse to offer its members an educational, cooperative and entrepreneurial project, supervised by adults from both the school and the caisse.

We're currently supporting a Finance Lab project at Heritage Regional High School.

Scholarships

Every year, Desjardins awards hundreds of scholarships to recognize the hard work you put in to your studies.

With a single application, you'll have access to several Desjardins Group scholarship programs. Your application will automatically be forwarded to the ones you're eligible for, so your chances of getting a scholarship are increased!

Every year, you can apply between March 1 and 31 at desjardins.com/scholarships.

Personal Finance: I'm in charge

In a joint effort with caisses in the Greater Longueuil area, Caisse de Saint-Hubert and Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Saint-Hubert offer a financial education program for young people between the ages of 16 to 25, whether or not they live in the community.

Want to take charge of your finances and make sound decisions as a consumer, a student or a young worker? The series of 2-hour classes on personal finances are available to you. The program is tailored to your reality and lifestyle, and addresses in a dynamic way topics of concern to you.

Why you should take the course

  • To learn how to save, how to spend and how to use credit wisely.
  • To plan your financial future with confidence.
  • To learn how to make money work for you.
  • To get equipped with the right tools needed to avoid overspending and prevent over-indebtedness.
  • To become aware of your rights and responsibilities
  • To make decisions that are right for YOU.

And because it's free!

See an overview of the 16 modules by going to the Personal Finance: I'm in Charge site.

To see the workshops available as well as their dates and location, contact Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Saint-Hubert - External link. This link will open in a new window. at 450-678-7644.

Young Intern Director Program

The Young Intern Director Program allows members between the ages of 18 and 30 to contribute to the development of their financial cooperative by sitting on the board of directors. They actively participate in board meetings, but don't have voting rights. It's more than an apprenticeship. It's community engagement experience

The program gives young intern directors the opportunity to represent their community and embody cooperative values in their role. This involvement enables them to learn new professional and personal skills. By participating in outreach activities and democratic events, they're able to build their network of contacts and use their influence and leadership skills. Sitting on a board of directors is definitely a high value-added experience in a professional career.

The CRÉAVENIR program

Créavenir

The CRÉAVENIR Rive-Sud program provides financing for young entrepreneurs between ages 18 and 35 who don't qualify for traditional commercial financing. Participating caisses finance young entrepreneurs without requiring the usual investments or guarantees. This aid can take the form of working capital or an interest-free loan payable as of the second year. Learn more about the The CRÉAVENIR program - This link will open in a new window..

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