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IDEO 16/17 (Innovation, Development, Exploration, Orientation)

1) Category:

2) Issues:
In 2007, the estimated secondary school graduation rate of young people under age 20 was 69% (63.5% for boys and 74.7% for girls). It is imperative that the impact of social disparities or disabilities on the academic success and qualification young people be lessened. Suggesting customized solutions contributes to equality of opportunity for success. From primary school to university, failure or success is the outcome of a process. Young people with difficulties must develop within an environment that encourages them to strive to go beyond their personal bests and that values knowledge. These young people must be given support in finding solutions to their problems.

3) Objectives:
Provide increased support to 16- and 17-year-olds in order to better help them stay in school. This support is delivered alongside measures, strategies and programs offered by the education system or other instances. Provide increased support to 16- and 17-year-olds in order to better help them get into gear (return to training that provides qualifications, entry-level qualifications, labor market entry, etc.). Provide support that focuses on a course of action enabling 16- and 17-year-olds to develop social, occupational and personal self-sufficiency. Develop and test local partnerships for joint action with schools, school boards and public agencies and community organizations that offer services to 16- and 17-yearolds.

4) Environment:
Community (Carrefours jeunesse-emploi/CJEs) Secondary schools

5) Target Group:
16- and 17-year-olds who have dropped out of school or are considering it

6) Key Words:
IDEO 16/17, curaction, school-family-community partnership, individualized support, dropping out, staying in school, returning to school, motivation, Carrefours jeunesseemploi, employment, career choice, exploration, counselling

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7) Description:
IDEO 16/17 is a customized support measure in response to the education and employment challenge enshrined in the 2009-2014 Youth Action Strategy. This youth project, made available through Carrefours jeunesse-emploi (CJEs), is aimed at providing young people with tailored support in order to increase their odds of success. IDEO workshops and activities assist young people in finding their life goal and in developing their self-sufficiency. Depending on their needs, this assistance may consist of: o o o o help for them to recover the motivation needed for them to continue their studies; support for them to regain control of their academic journey; referral to specialized services if they have particular difficulties (addiction, housing, mental health, etc.); help for them to map out a plan for their life, for a job or for training that will bring them fulfilment.

8) Steps:
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. Hiring of IDEO staff (external resource or internal assignment) and staff training Getting comfortable with IDEO and grasping its goals Activity programming and action planning based on the slate of services specific to each CJE Inventory of potential partners Contact and collaboration with the partners Recruitment of the young people Mentoring of the participants and establishment of an action plan

9) Activities/Actions:
IDEO 16-17 varies from one CJE to the next. Activities can range from group sessions, to one-on-one meetings, to homework assistance. More specifically, four main pathways are generally offered: o Support during suspension: A mentor works the student to get him/her thinking about what led to the suspension. Together, they get to the root of the problem and make sure that a second suspension is not looming on the horizon. Pare-chocs: The purpose of this program is to prevent or reduce teen depression in school and to teach the participants self-preservation skills and mental health strategies. Blending work and study: Group workshops cover various employability-related subjects, notably, management of time, money or needs. Individual mentoring: Once a week, for a minimum of 12 weeks, the student meets with an IDEO worker to determine the severity of the situation and to pinpoint the obstacles to the students success. Sports and cultural activities; Development of attitudes for keeping a job or for staying in school;

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Training for acquiring skills such as operating a cash register, customer services, introduction to computers, or health and occupational safety services; Volunteer activities; Student auditor (student for a day) or supervised work experience; Job-shadowing.

10) Resources Required:

Human resources: o o o o o o Provincial coordinator Directors General of CJEs Workers School staff, community organizations and other partners (municipalities, financial institutions, companies, etc.) Parents This project is fully funded by the Secrtariat la jeunesse. IDEO is offered free of charge to young people and schools.

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11) Roles of the Participants:

The provincial coordinator: o o o o is tasked with promoting and coordinating the measure; is responsible for staff training. oversee supervision of IDEO personnel; foster the creation of partnerships with the education community and organizations that work with 16- and 17-year-olds. develop and moderate IDEO activities; update the partnership with players within the community; ensure that their action meshes with that of the school environment or the community; are responsible for drafting and implementing the action plan; mentor the young people and keep tabs on their progress. commit to screening for the students at risk of dropping out and to drawing up a list of the young people no longer in school; occasionally provide material or premises. participate in establishing seamless services for the young people; provide financial support at times; offer the participants practicums or on-the-job practical work experience.

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Parents: o o o encourage their child to work towards entering the labor market; as much as possible, try to have their action at home dovetail with that of the CJE; at times, refer their child to a CJE for IDEO 16/17.

12) Scientific Basis or Validity:

In May 2009, Universit de Sherbrookes transitions and learning research team published an evaluation report to measure IDEO 16/17s implementation, achievement of its goals, and its first effects. The main findings were as follows: o The program had a significant impact on the motivation and path of the participants. Nearly 81% of the respondents said that, thanks to the support provided by IDEO workers, the measure had had a positive effect on their decision to stay in or to return to school. They felt they had regained confidence in their abilities and had developed their full potential, thereby proving that they could succeed no matter what their trajectory. Furthermore, 92% of the workers agreed that the measure had helped the participants develop their self-sufficiency. In addition, 87% of the participants said that their experience within IDEO enabled them to acquire skills for improving their life within society. 81% said they had acquired skills for greater self-knowledge. Almost all participants felt that they had developed aptitudes that fostered achievement of social, occupational and personal independence. Nearly 95% were of the opinion that the measure met the needs of young people.

Implementation of the measure began in February 2007. Since then, more than 3250 young people have been given support by IDEO 16/17 workers in CJEs. 1672 of these youths, at danger for dropping out, remained in school; 912 found a job; 415 returned to school; and 281 began personal recovery.

13) Material:
Website: Complementary material varies from one CJE to another because it is developed by CJE workers.

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15) Contacts:
Brigitte Dufour, Coordinator, Support Working Group Rseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Qubec 1751, Richardson, bureau 6107 Montral (Qubec) H3K 1G6 Tel.: 514 393-9155, extension 202 Toll-free: 1-877-393-9155, extension 202 Email: Thomas Poirier, Consultant Analyst Secrtariat la jeunesse 875, Grande Alle Est, difice H Qubec (Qubec) G1R 4Y8 Tel.: 418 646-7302 Email: To find the CJE in your region, contact: Rseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Qubec 1751, Richardson, bureau 6107 Montral (Qubec) H3K 1G6 Tel.: 514 393-9155 Toll-free: 1-877-393-9155 Website:

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