Hooked on School Days
This year's edition of Hooked on School Days ran from February 11 to 15. Created in the Montérégie region in 2005, this campaign was intended to remind students, parents, employers, school system administrators and all regional stakeholders that they are all indispensable in the struggle to keep students from dropping out of school.
This year, all of Québec's regions held activities on the theme of staying in school!
Again this year, hundreds of activities were planned throughout Québec. These included performances, lectures, the sending of virtual cards, and so on. The objective was to mobilize the community around young people in order to make them more aware of the importance of effort, the risks of dropping out and the advantages of having a secondary school diploma. The population as a whole was asked to express its solidarity with this cause by proudly wearing the green and white ribbon that serves as a symbol of this event.
Symbolism of the school perseverance ribbon
The green and white ribbon symbolizes the commitment to staying in school and an engagement towards school perseverance. Green stands for youth and hope. It represents young people, who need to be recognized and acknowledged in order to stay in school. White, a blend of all colours, represents the community which contributes to the development of its young people. The intertwining of the two ribbons illustrates the ties that unite young people and the community. The loop, open‐ended, holds the promise of a better future.
Wearing the perseverance ribbon shows your commitment to support young people in their efforts and in their educational success.