It action mainly concerns the intervention of volunteer company employees.
Main goal: making youngsters believe in their own learning ability, to fully invest themselves in their education and to develop good study habits in order to exploit their potential even further. One-hour training sessions several times a week are held. The animation teams are composed of one expert from Energie Jeunes and one external participant.
Moreover, Energie Jeunes was selected in 2014 among 15 top citizens’ initiatives by the call for projects «la France s’engage » (website in French only).
making youngsters believe in their own learning ability
Created in 2009, Energie Jeunes is an association that fights against young people dropping out of school by working in middle schools in areas classified as Priority Education Zones in Île-de-France.
in 13 regional education authorities
schools that belong to the Paris regional's education authorities
in over 2000 classes were trained in 2015-2016
Energie Jeunes called on the Air Liquide Foundation to help it work in these new schools, notably in Val-de-Marne. The Foundation is financing training and the publication of pedagogic materials given to the Air Liquide employee volunteers taking part in the approach.
Owing to its actions targeting youngsters exposed to school dropout, the association Energie Jeunes received the Air Liquide Foundation Award for Social Innovation in 2016. Discover the interview of Philippe Korda, Chairman and Founder of Energie Jeunes.