Equality of opportunity accelerated in junior high school

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12cultural outings for 1 young person from a disadvantaged area funded
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15 € = 1 cultural outings for 1 young person from a disadvantaged area
Why we love it?

A unique, long-term double mentoring program with a presence in every region, ensuring maximum impact!

The project

Télémaque supports over 2,000 invested middle and high school students from modest families through a comprehensive 6-year program to help them develop their potential, gain self-confidence and open up to the world.
of Télémaque young people find that Télémaque has been useful in reinforcing their general knowledge and discovering new cultural activities.
of young people supported by Télémaque go on to higher education after the baccalaureate (vs. 44% of young people in their neighbourhoods)
of young people supported by Télémaque will have passed their baccalaureate by 2023 (vs. 90.9% nationally)


In 2018, the OECD ranked France as the most unequal country in Europe when it comes to education, with young people's social origins weighing heavily on their educational and career paths, and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds disappearing as they progress through higher education.

Thus, Télémaque, a pioneering mentoring association, is responding to this social issue in France by creating the conditions for greater social equity in access to professional and personal success for motivated young people from fragile territories. The program takes effect from 5th grade through to the final year of high school, and is built around 4 levers: socio-cultural openness, discovery of the business world, building self-confidence and academic perseverance.

The money will be used for

Examples of cultural activities carried out:
- Ravel's Concerto for the left hand at the Orchestre national de Lyon;
- guided tour of the Blaise Pascal exhibition in Clermont Ferrand;
- guided tour of the Shoah memorial in Paris;
- day trip to Arles (guided tour of the Musée Arles Antique and guided tour of the history and architecture of the Tour Luma);
- introduction to Basque pelota in Bordeaux;
- guided tour of the Colisée in Roubaix.
We're working to facilitate a national movement for equal opportunities in education, so let's act together so that young people can see the future in a big way!
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Ericka Cogne
General Manager, Télémaque
France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Île-de-France
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