(Sherbrooke) While many teens enjoy the summer holiday to relax and have fun, others continue their personal learning by gaining work experience and starting their own business.
That’s what young people getting involved in the various Youth Service Cooperatives (CJS) in the Eastern Townships. Tuesday, four CJS in the region were present at the station market to launch their businesses. Composed of fifteen young, a CJS promotes awareness among teens and help them thrive by developing various skills.
“A first work experience is always important, and the model of CJS allows teens to develop many skills,” stressed the MP for Sherbrooke, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, who was present at the launch of the activities of the CJS. Youth involved touch on various aspects surrounding the management of a company. They promote, finance and even accounting for their cooperative, allowing them to develop an interesting range of knowledge.
In addition to live an enriching experience, CJS young people have the chance to bond with other teens lit like them. “It’s very friendly, we all more or less the same age and it’s a great gang. In addition, it is more rewarding because we renders service to the population, “says Marc-Antoine Beaulieu, President of the CJS Ascot-Bellevue, saying that for him, working in the Cooperative’s much more interesting that a “real job.”
But what are the services offered by the CJS? “Basically, during the summer, we make your flat odd jobs” fun to say Mark Antony by saying that he and his team are open to different projects of citizens. “The service offering is unique to CJS, but we can think about security, the lawn mowing, etc.,” says Ms. Leonie Potvin, host of the CJS borough Jacques-Cartier.