Internet and Youth: How volunteering at Jeunesse, J'Écoute can help solve the problem!
by catherinefournier on April 9, 2014 - 1:15am
As you may have noticed, I have for a few weeks now focused on issues related to youth and their relationship with the internet. Therefore, I decided that my final project will relate closely to this issue by volunteering at the organization Jeunesse, J’Écoute that works closely with cases related to young people facing problems such as cyber bullying, a recurring subject in my research. Jeunesse, J’Écoute provides help for youths with any kind of issues via their telephone line and online chatting device. There website explains clearly their mission and why it is so important for them to help the youth. I decided to choose this organization because I believe they provide one of the best responses to the youths’ problems. Also, I met a worker at this organization that gave me the inspiration to volunteer myself and help change the world a little. The type of volunteering that I will take a part of is not clear at the moment, I signed up for the “Faites un pas vers les jeunes 2014” event to help them organize, but I would love to really help the young population of Quebec by working at their office. I believe that working or just getting the chance to look at their work would provide me with a clear and new understanding of the issue. I hope to get a chance to see them work in real life action or to participate in their event; the confirmation for this event and its volunteers should be done in early may.