ÉSC Jeunesse-Nord shines through community and intergenerational partnership 

By Rosalind Russell – The partnership between students at a Blind River school and their local long-term care centre continues to grow, not only as a project, but as a success. 

Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon communication director Paul de la Riva says despite the school year drawing to a close, the partnership between École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord in Blind River and residents of the Golden Birches Long-Term Care Centre will continue.  

He says for several years, students have produced and distributed cards and gifts to the residents, but also shared their life stories, cultures, and religions. 

De la Riva says that relationship will continue with students once again in the fall, adding the ongoing project is an excellent example of the school’s role in promoting social inclusion and intergenerational solidarity.  

Photos: Students have spent the school year with the older members of the community, residents of Golden Birches. Although considered a project, the students develop friendships with the residents, which last beyond the school year. Photos provided by Paul de la Riva

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