Youth / My role


Stay in school or not—it’s your call. Which means it’s up to you to take your success in hand and rekindle your interest in school. Nobody can do it for you. Think about this.

It’s easier to make an effort to tackle your problems now than it is to quit school and have to go back a few years down the road.

Put some effort into school and bit by bit you’ll find yourself starting to care, even to like it!

Focus on your studies before your work

It is likely that your currently job will not be the one that you'll occupy later. It is certainly nice to earn some money because it allows you to buy all sorts of things and it's rewarding! But remember that after completing your studies, you can choose a profession at your image that you will love even more.  Need a tip? Try to not to work more than 15 hours per week. For your success, you need time and energy to concentrate in your studies.

Pay attention to your successes

Look at everything you do well around you and take notes. You have successfully completed a review? Take notes! You have comforted a friend, take notes! You are proud of one of your achievements, take notes! When you will feel sad or thing that you do nothing well, read once again all the things that you have accomplished. It will cheers you up and helps you to continue. 

Need a tip? Tell to yourself that this is your life and that is you who decide your future. Be proud of your successes!

Dream about your future

How do you imagine your future? What do you want to do in life? What will you do to make it happens?  

Need a tip? Dreams motivate us and help us to persevere.

Take care of yourself

You are the most important person! It is essential that you take care of you. That is why you need to eat well, sleep at least 8 hours, exercise and have an active social life. If you are tired or hungry, you will not be able to concentrate in your classes or have motivation to continue. Your body and your mind need a healthy lifestyle.  

Need a tip? Take care of you! Sleep, move, laugh, have fun, eat!

Get involved at school or in an activity

Get involved in school activities! It is a good way to make beautiful things happen in a group and to be motivated. Also, have the freedom to live out your dreams, it is important to persevere. You'll be very proud of you. And who knows, you shall make new friends you like and who share the same interests.   

Need a tip? Get involved in activities that you like will allow you to know you better!

Do not hesitate to ask for help when you need

Don't wait until it is too late to ask for help. Your friends, your teachers, your parents and all others people around you are there to help you and guide you. You need help for homework? To resolve a conflict? Ask them! 

Need a tip? Often we hesitate to ask for help because we are scared. At the opposite, you will not be judged and you will get some help! They are there for you and they care about your well-being and your success.

Listen to you

Be at the center of your life! Discover your motivations, your strengths, your weaknesses, your talents, what you like and you don't like. Don’t let your friends get some influence on you. You are a great person and above all, you must not forget how important you are.

Need a tip? Listen to your heart, your body and your mind. You have qualities that others don’t have! You've got talents probably hidden in you! Discover them!

Many tools are available

Allô Prof : Homework help 24/24 via email. You can contact them at this number 1-888-766-4455 (from Monday to Thursday between 17:00 and 20:00).

- Y’a une place pour toi : Web site for young people like you, who need help to persevere. Includes 9 approaches to help you to stay at school, testimonials, useful resources, etc.

- Tel-Jeunes  : You can contact them at this phone number 1 800 263-2266 (Toll free). You need support for a personal, family, or school issues, or you would like to help a friend or a friend who going through a hard time but you do not know too much how to help? The Tel-Jeunes website can help you! You can read information on various topics, the testimonies of young people and, above all, talk to someone by email or by phone. And it's free!

- Academos Cybermentorat : This site provides information about career choices by exchanging email with volunteers that guide you and inform you about their work. This service is available for students in secondary 3, 4 and 5. Parents can also register their child.

- Emploi Québec : Bank of information on the labour market designed by Emploi-Québec.

Tout Pour Réussir : Promotion of the most in demand occupations related to vocational and technical.