4 ways to encourage kids as they go back to school

This back-to-school season will definitely be a memorable one. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many have been concerned about how the crisis would affect students' motivation. We have some suggestions to help you motivate kids as they return to school under these exceptional circumstances.

Alloprof Parents: helping parents set their kids up for success

To help you with the new school reality this fall (and manage lots of new emotions!), the Alloprof Parents - External link. This link will open in a new window. site has had a makeover; it’s now easier, faster and more effective to use, and you can also set up an account to support your child’s learning.

Alloprof Parents also has a special back-to-school section for parents of elementary and high school kids. It has lots of useful resources to help you get your child off on the right foot, including tools and tips related to various concerns, like homework help, career guidance and learning disabilities. Take a look!

Academos: find the career of your dreams through cyber mentoring

How to keep young people motivated? Make school work more meaningful! That’s the mission of Academos: to promote educational success by helping young people find a work project to make their studies more meaningful and encourage them to stay in school.

Academos connects young people aged 14 to 30 with the world of work through a virtual mentoring app. The platform gives them free access to thousands of people who love what they do. It also gives them a chance to do one-day internships to see what it would be like to work in a job they’re interested in.

Academos has a back to school surprise for students! They’ll be announcing it in early September. Visit their site - External link. This link will open in a new window. (In French only) to stay tuned for the big reveal and make sure you don’t miss a thing!

#DesjardinsFoundation Prizes: promoting engagement

Teachers and school professionals play a key role in helping young people succeed. #DesjardinsFoundation Prizes - This link will open in a new window. were launched in 2016 to help them fund initiatives for kindergarten, elementary and high school students.

Do you know a teacher who has a project in mind that would directly benefit young people and wants to actively involve them in running it? Thanks to #DesjardinsFoundation Prizes, they can get up to $3,000 for their project.

School Caisse: a financial education program

Since 1907, the School Caisse - External link. This link will open in a new window. has been dedicated to financial education for elementary school children, in partnership with parents and schools.

To help you introduce basic financial concepts to your child or student, the site offers educational activities for the whole family, including videos and interactive games. Much more than a little envelope, the School Caisse teaches kids the value of money and the cost of goods, and why it’s important to set goals and stick to their plan. It’s an education that will support them throughout their lives.

Desjardins is proud to support and to be a part of these initiatives. With so many tools and resources at your disposal, it’s never been so easy to keep your child motivated and support their success!

On that note, have a great start to the school year!

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