AJOI receives $15,000 from Fondation Québec Jeunes to offer support to at risk West Island youth.

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M.Benoit Langevin, DG de AJOI, Mme. Andrée Levesque, DGA de AJOI and M. Patrick Palerme, administrator Fondation Québec Jeunes

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.

About AJOI

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.

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