Persévérance scolaire des jeunes autochtones

Young Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

Youth entrepreneurship

30 March 2015


  • Organization in charge : École secondaire Nikanik
  • Targeted clientele(s) : Secondary 3, 4, and 5 students (age 14 to 18)
  • People(s) : Atikamekw from Wemotaci
  • Resource person : Pascal Sasseville-Quoquochi
  • Web site : Wemotaci

The Young Aboriginal Entrepreneurs project forms part of the courses associated with Personal Orientation Project (POP) training. It makes Secondary 3, 4, and 5 Aboriginal students aware of entrepreneurship and enables them to discover their interests, strengths, and talents in this field. Students attend workshops on entrepreneurship as well as talks by entrepreneurs in class and during extracurricular activities. The project is based on the idea that awareness of entrepreneurship boosts motivation, self-confidence, and self-esteem to prevent secondary school students from dropping out. The project encourages youth to have more autonomy, get more involved in the community, and enjoy serving as examples from both a personal and professional standpoint.