An Alesian youth full of future even after thirty-five years of existence

The association, which is looking for new premises, celebrated its anniversary on Wednesday, November 23, at the Fare Alais, on loan from the town hall of Saint-Martin-de-Valgagères.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” The sentence was, this Wednesday afternoon, written on one of the boxes that made up a wall of slogans, at the Fare Alais, where Avenir Jeunesse celebrated its thirty-five years.

The association, created in November 1987, by Gérard Blachère, who chaired it until 2009, had started with two educators who worked in the districts of Alès (Cévennes, Prés Saint-Jean, La Royale, Cauvel).

Who says birthday, says cake, which was prepared by the children.
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More than three decades later, as its president Muriel Allègre clarified, that her predecessor “had pushed her to take the post”, she has a multidisciplinary team of around ten people, including four educators. and director Alix Pratlong. And it works with more than 500 young people (2021 figure), from Alès and La Grand-Combe.

Video sketches Faced with an audience made up of elected officials, partners, educators and people providing a valuable social presence in the neighborhoods, against dropping out of school and for prevention, for example, some of the young volunteers from the “Scène et Gardon” project presented the results of a week of theater lessons to express their current concerns. Sensitive sketches recorded on video. Cheer.

Tarek Kechida, educator, and Jean-Noël Schwingrouber, theater teacher.

Tarek Kechida, educator, and Jean-Noël Schwingrouber, theater teacher.
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