The YMCA Alternative Suspension program is celebrating 20 years!
YMCAs of Québec - October 31 2019
Created in 1999 in a small Du Parc YMCA office, the Alternative Suspension program is now offered in three countries and helps teens who are temporarily suspended from school due to problematic behaviour.
The program aims to reduce repeated suspensions by giving participants a chance to turn their suspension into a positive experience that fosters their personal development and independence by:
- Providing an environment that fosters self-esteem
- Helping them gain social skills
- Promoting self-respect and respect for others
The program was even featured on an episode of the documentary series 180 jours de Télé-Québec, which follows students and staff of a Saint-Henri school during their school year.
For more information about the program and events celebrating its 20th anniversary, follow the YMCA Alternative Suspension Facebook page!