By supporting the YMCA Peace Medals, you are concretely contributing to the deployment of our youth programs and to maintaining our impact in communities in Montréal, Québec, and beyond.

Your generosity supports a range of key programs, programs that, given the current context, are more important than ever—young people need resources to help them succeed in school and to rely on for their emotional well-being. They need places to go where they can socialize and build strong relationships.

In other words, you are providing youth and families in your community with the opportunity to thrive, fulfill their potential, and, in turn, contribute to building a better world.

Discover a few of the programs supported by the money raised through the YMCA Peace Medals.

A helping hand for our School Success programs

Our School Success sector focuses on supporting youth academically through a variety of programs, all made possible by your donations.

  • After-School Homework Help: in this program, youth workers motivate teens and help them adopt good study habits and improve their grades.
  • Pathways to Education: this school support program helps students finish high school and become actively involved in building their future career.
  • YMCA Alternative Suspension: the mission of this program is to prevent high school dropout and guide students suspended from school or at risk of being suspended. It includes an anxiety management component among others.
  • Plusone Mentoring: this program offers youth between 10 and 17 years of age who are experiencing academic or social challenges the opportunity to develop a relationship of trust with a dedicated mentor, participate in various activities, and reinforce their self-esteem.

Support for our TeenZones

Our TeenZones provide teens with a safe, inclusive place where they can meet up, chat, have fun, and learn, after school or in their free time.

The TeenZone programming is rich and diverse: an enthusiastic intervention and facilitation team leads sports (basketball, soccer, hip-hop dance), artistic, and cultural activities, free games, leadership workshops, and a lot more. 

The TeenZone team is made up of trusted adults who teens can turn to. Our youth workers are there to listen and help them overcome academic, family, and personal problems.

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