LAVAL LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL RESPONSIBLE DESJARDINS CAISSE DE CHOMEDEY CITIZEN PROGRAM
The mission of the Laval Liberty High School ‘Responsible Citizen Program’ is to create accessible volunteer opportunities so that every student can have a positive impact at school, in the community, and the world. Through participation with volunteer initiatives we desire to strengthen the character of our students. In partnership with Desjardins Caisse de Chomedey we seek to create yearly recognition of service.
Volunteer work that promotes inclusion, social justice, and respect for all people at Laval Liberty High School, in the community, or around the world outside of course requirements and monetary gain.
CITIZENSHIP HOURS AND AWARDS
Students record their citizenship hours from July to June in their Student Agenda. At the end of each year students hand in their form to Daniel Johnson to be recorded into GPI for their year-end report cards. The 3rd Annual Desjardins Caisse de Chomedey Citizenship Awards will be held in the Srping.
100+ hours = Bronze
200+ hours = Silver
300+ hours = Gold
400+ hours = Platinum
3 PPCLI (3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) sponsors the ‘Sgt. Chris Karigiannis and 3PPCLI Memorial Award’ for the graduate who has preformed outstanding citizenship work over three years and who is in excellent academic standing. 3PPCLI members travel from Edmonton, Alberta annually to present this prestigious award that the Federal Government of Canada has duplicated using the Laval Liberty model for select high schools across Canada.
Lise Montagne, Laval Liberty High School’s Community Learning Centre Coordinator, and Cheryl Smith, Spiritual and Community Animator, are the key allies to draw in support and to establish volunteer opportunities with community groups. Peter Karigiannis, Sgt. Chris Karigiannis’ brother, is an integral member of our Panthers family.
DESJARDINS CAISSE DE CHOMEDEY is the sole sponsor of active and engaged citizens at Laval Liberty High School.
We have decided to focus our fundraising efforts for 2014-2015 in order to:
Achieve greater results financially.
Create more intentional and continuous learning opportunities for the initiatives.
Create a plan and achieve a sense of success for students and staff as we set goals, build relationships, and meet specific targets.
Cancer Research– Through Mrs. Chyfetz relationship with Dr. Batist at McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer. www.mcgill.ca/translational-research-cancer/
World Initiative– LEARNERS WITHOUT BORDERS – Sustainable development for a village in Uganda. Students and staff have created a unique organization that provides sustainability to a village in Uganda through the selling of hand crafted jewelry from the village community in Canada. 100% of the sales provide food, shelter, and education to the village.
Laval Community Initiative– AGAPE, Adopt-A-Grandparent
School Community Initiative– AVEC/Green Club, United Students Sport Federation
Citizenship programs and our partners like Desjardins Caisse de Chomedey are continually promoted to our community through school announcements, our school website, newspaper articles, and at all community events.
Video conferences are held weekly with the different citizenship partners and programs with the Community Learning Centres of Quebec, the University of Alberta, Parks Canada, the United Nations, and more.
Students gain real world experience by traveling to communities in need around the world. We are traveling to Costa Rica to help the BriBri tribe in the spring of 2015.
Students are encouraged to volunteer with AGAPE and to play an active role in annual food drives and fundraisers to support AGAPE in Laval.
Students Leadership training is an ongoing intensive training program that develops the next generation of leaders in our Laval community. This a partnership program with 3PPCLI. Leadership training includes training provide by national partners, practical experience and attending worldwide conferences.
CITIZENSHIP GROUPS FOR 2014-2015
Learners Without Borders -Uganda
AGAPE & Community Breakfast - Laval
Adopt - A – Grandparent
Girl Talk Magazine
AVEC – GREEN CLUB
Forums on global warming, emerging green technologies, the water crisis, and food shortages.
Implement recycling and ‘green’ strategies within the LLHS community
Building of a community garden.
United Students Sport Federation
Breakfast Program for disadvantaged youth
Cancer Research – Translational Centre for Disease Research, McGill University