Proxité is a mentoring association that provides young people in working class neighbourhoods with educational support for students and professional assistance for workers.
At he school place of the student, for the youngest, on the sponsor’s work premises or at Proxité location, mentoring meetings are held regularly to establish lasting ties. The confidence between the student and the mentor is what is brought out of this experience. By exchanging their experience, they work together on topics related to vocational plans and entering the workforce.
Originally based in Saint-Denis, Proxité now has a network of four of locations in the Paris region, including one in Nanterre, one in Noisy-le-Grand and two in Saint-Denis. 324 young people, from 11 to 30 years old, were sponsored this year.
Located in Nanterre since 2007, Proxité sponsored 7 young people the first year with the support of Societe Generale. In 2012, more than 120 young people benefited from the support of the volunteer sponsors, which include around a dozen Societe Generale employees. More and more young people and families want to apply the a mentoring program and Proxité keep developing their action.
For more information, see the flash of the week and the Proxité website (only in french)