School Retention Program – Repères

Helping students adjust

The Repères program supports students from the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (CSPI) who are having difficult adapting to school. Participants come to the YMCA during school hours to learn tools that better prepare them for their school environment. 


  • Become more motivated at school;
  • Learn self-respect and self-control;  
  • Become better equipped to overcome their difficulties; 
  • Develop positive self-esteem;
  • Learn strategies to improve their return to school. 


  • Continuity of education and academic support;
  • One-on-one supervision;
  • A variety of sports to help channel energy in a positive ways;  
  • Workshops that teach participants personal and social skills;
  • Activities that allow participants to explore different options, including school programs and internships;
  • Daily communication with parents.  

Before they return to school, participants complete the program’s four stages in four to six weeks.