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04 February 2020

« Cordées de la réussite »: 15 projects to increase the educational ambition of young high school and college students from priority neighbourhoods

« Cordées de la réussite »: 15 projects to increase the educational ambition of young high school and college students from priority neighbourhoods

Cordées de la réussite: a national system to allow young people to choose their orientation

In partnership with the Ministries of National Education, Higher Education, Research and City Policy, Cordées de la réussite organized their national mobilization day on January 16th to announce the various projects that will take place in 2020 and whose objective is to increase the academic ambition of high school and college students from priority neighbourhoods. “It is a question of removing the psychological, social and cultural obstacles which can slow down the access of young people to higher education training” explains Sophie Fournials, Project manager for social openness and Cordées de la réussite within Montpellier Business School.

“Within Montpellier Business School, Cordées de la réussite and the Course of Excellence are also taken by students as part of projects integrated into their curriculum. From tutoring to the organization of social and cultural openness actions in partnership with associations in the region, the events organized by student volunteers aim to promote social diversity, demystify training of excellence and present the keys to professional success, ”adds Benjamin Ferran, Diversity and CSR Manager.

15 projects in 2020 for a year under the theme of “self-knowledge”

Carried out from November to April by first year students of the Grande Ecole programs (Prometheus project) and second year of Bachelor (Alpha project), the projects mobilize more than a hundred students and target varied structures to offer young people an experience around unifying values ​​and facilitating exchange: sport, tutoring, help with homework, visits to higher education establishments …

Sophie Fournials explains: “This year, we want to encourage students to dare an ambitious personal project through workshops organized around self-knowledge. Thanks to the levers of personal development, young people manage to better identify what drives them and therefore to build a more stimulating professional project.”

The Diversity Odyssey renews its concept to stimulate the creativity of young people

Among the novelties of this edition, the Diversity Odyssey gets a facelift in 2020. This event in favour of equal opportunities allows high school students from priority neighbourhoods to meet and discuss with students and professionals.

While in previous years, sport was in the spotlight, this year the students chose to offer a project creation competition. “The idea is that they share what they like and that they come together as a team to come up with a concept together. »Explain the student volunteers.

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