he initiatives for young people aim to offer eve- ryone the opportunity to go beyond the geogra- phical and cultural boundaries of their home neighbourhood and open themselves up to diffe-
rent worlds, through rewarding discussions with adults.
Odyssée Jeunes celebrates its 10th anniversary
2009, 2019: Over the last decade, 50,000 schoolchildren in Seine-Saint-Denis have, thanks to the BNP Paribas Foundation, attended 1,200 school trips. This success is the result of one observation: economic and cultural barriers prevent young people from working-class areas from leaving their immediate environment to visit somewhere else, whether in France, or abroad. The Foundation s solution was the Odyssée Jeunes programme, developed in close collaboration with the Departmental Council of Seine-Saint-Denis, the French National Education department and teachers. Over the last ten years, the
The targeted, locally-based projects supported by BNP Paribas offer the most disadvantaged children a chance to flourish, whether through study, culture or sport. They improve the self-confidence of participants, helping them to truly find their place in the world of tomorrow. T
Engaging with young people, the key to the future
Together, through exhibits and videos, we have enhanced the quality standards of the project.
S T É P H A N E T R O U S S E L
PRESIDENT OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL OF SEINE-SAINT-DENIS
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