Back to School has two set objectives:
1. Financially support 5,000 students to help curb motivation loss and school dropout as a result of COVID-19.
2. Send a message of hope and motivation to young people to encourage them to continue schooling, despite the pandemic.
In concrete terms, $100,000 would help more than 150 students across Quebec. The money would be used for a variety of purposes, including :
- Tuition, purchasing school supplies or computer equipment, purchasing appropriate clothing, enrolment in school and extracurricular activities and daycare services, tutoring/mentoring services.
Various experts concur that not attending classes in person, not having the necessary support for students with learning disabilities, and uncertainty about how the pandemic will unfold could increase the dropout rate from 5% to 15%, or up to 50,000 more dropouts this year.
More than ever before, Éducaide will continue its activities in this context to increase the graduation rate in Quebec.
Our mission: “Together let’s reward staying in school”
Through its various programs to encourage continued schooling, Éducaide provides financial support to young people from less privileged backgrounds to encourage them to stay at school, so they can achieve their professional dreams and reach their full potential. This is all summed up in one key phrase: “Together let’s reward staying in school!”