Working the Halls : An Approach That Is Gaining Ground




Desbiens, Nicolas

During the past few years, in the wake of Fonds Jeunesse activities, certain cégeps saw the birth of a new approach for getting close to students called ‘working the halls’. The approach, which evolved from street work, has a simple objective: To improve student well being. Taking liberties with of?cial methods, the approach is designed to support students by getting close to their hearts, their setbacks and accomplishments, enabling the intervenors to focus on the reality of what students are living today. For those who know little or nothing about the approach, this article provides a brief overview of what is being done at Cégep de Sainte-Foy. It can provide a better understanding of this type of intervention that involves working among students, outside the classroom.


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