By: Benoit Langevin
The non-profit organization Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest de l’Ile (AJOI) will
receive a grant valued at $15,000 from Fondation Québec Jeunes fortheir project l’Ancre de l’Ouest.
This grant allows a support system through street outreach
work for at risk youth and to those living in difficulty in the West Island.
The Fondation Québec Jeunes’ mission is to provide support through projects and resources
helping youth, between the ages of 11 and 17 , transition into adulthood with ease. Their
engagement may take the form of financing community programs, advising organizations or
calling for the prompt mobilization of the community. Therefore, the foundation acts as a
catalyst in helping youth at risk or in difficulty.
Subsequently, AJOI and Fondation Québec Jeunes are an emblem of a candid alliance. AJOI’s
mission is to establish and maintain street outreach work intervention services for West Isalnd youth
in the 12 to 25 age group. Since 2007, AJOI develops and offers
preventative services concerning sexual health, drug awareness, homelessness and
violence; facilitates the youths’ integration within the community through sociocultural
activities and projects by and for the youth; prevents criminality and street gang
memberships; and favours consultations and partnerships with neighbouring organizations
of the West Island.
“This financing will directly go to help under privileged youth. Thanks to this newfound
partnership, an increase of the presence of an outreach worker in public spaces will
increase the services of listening, support, information and sensitization; in the hopes of
guiding the at risk or living in difficulty youth in their life plans.”
confirms Benoit Langevin, general director and co-founder of AJOI.
On October 5th, Isabelle Limoges, general director of Fondation Québec Jeunes, took part in
signing a first agreement with both organizations at AJOI’s head offices in Sainte-Geneviève.
Since 2007, AJOI aims to increase the youths’ quality of life and to break denial surrounding
poverty in the West Island. Its mission is to establish and maintain street outreach work
intervention services for youth in the 12 to 25 year age group who reside on the territory of the West Island.
For more information, visit our website: www.ajoi.info.