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Youth

The Caisse Desjardins de la Pommeraie 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.

Through the "Moi je coop!" contest, grade 6 students at École Mgr-Douville had the chance to read detective books and participate in thematic workshops. At Desjardins, education is in our DNA!

As part of its educational mission, the caisse has partnered with local schools to offer the educational school caisse program to elementary school children. The program helps them become financially independent, responsible and competent.

The caisse currently has partnerships with 13 school caisses, namely those at the Saint-Jacques, Mgr Douville, Saint-Romuald, Farnham Elementary, Saint-Joseph, Premier Envol, Mgr Desranleau, Saint-François-d'Assise, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Butler, Jean XXIII, Notre-Dame-du-Sourire and Bee Lingue schools.

Want to enrol your child at a school caisse? Go to www.caissescolaire.com - External link. This link will open in a new window. and click the Enrol my child button. You can also subscribe to the newsletter to receive deposit date reminders and program news.

To learn more about the school caisse's educational program, contact Karolyne Boucher, Youth Advisor, at 450-293-5321, ext. 7003344, or by email - This link will open in a new window..

The caisse has been supporting innovative projects at local elementary schools for many years.

It gives schools an opportunity to submit tangible projects it can help fund. To be eligible, projects must:

  • meet a real, tangible school need
  • be carried out during the 2017–2018 academic year
  • be aligned with Desjardins's mission and values
  • help the caisse fulfill its educational mission
  • comply with our donation and sponsorship and Community Development Fund policies

Selected projects will be announced in December.

On October 24, 2017, École Jean XXIII students in grades 3 to 6 visited the caisse to learn more about how money circulates when they enrol in the school caisse program.

Employees made the visit exciting and rewarding for students, who took a Charly and Max Get Involved quiz, visited the office, handled various coins, used a bill counter and watched a teller process school caisse deposits.

It was a great way to teach children the importance of savings. A special thank you goes out to the teachers who help us fulfill our financial and cooperative educational mission.

On April 7, 2017, École Saint-Joseph de Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge held its annual science fair. Students spent many weeks preparing their exhibits and booths and were pleased to present their work to the fair's numerous visitors.

Caisse Desjardins de la Pommeraie is proud to have contributed to the success of the event and congratulates students and personnel who took part in the activity.

Are you between 16 and 25? Do you have questions about your finances?

Personal Finance: I'm in Charge is just what you're looking for!

Learn more about things that matter to you, such as:

  • budgeting: how does it work?
  • living in an apartment: key considerations
  • the labour market: your rights and responsibilities
  • credit: how to get the most out of it
  • saving: is it possible?

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? Contact one of our regional partners.

On February 18, 2014, Karolyne Boucher, Youth Advisor for the Bedford and Farnham caisses, was recognized by the Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs (school board) for the My future now program she started with Odette Laberge at École Jean-Jacques-Bertrand in Farnham.

Congratulations!

Project goals:

  • Teach young people about various employment sectors
  • Publicize employment opportunities with regional businesses
  • Encourage continuing education
  • Ensure workforce renewal
  • Develop entrepreneurship
  • Improve self-awareness
Recommended approaches:
  • Self-awareness activities for undergraduate students
  • Activities to raise awareness about the local job market
  • Lectures and workshops
  • Job-shadowing;
  • Visits to businesses and institutions
  • Youth cooperative

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