4 Next Generation
A Scholarship, a Philosophy
The socio-economic environment of a child plays a determining role in their cognitive development and their growth, from a very young age.
In order to offer children from disadvantaged backgrounds an additional opportunity to experience learning in a socially diverse context, an anonymous donor approached the Alliance Française of Toronto to create the 4 Next Generation scholarship.
Alliance Francaise and its community joined this visionary to support the 4 Next Generation Scholarship.
The program provides a quality educational infrastructure for disadvantaged children. Its goal is to support children’s first steps towards meaningful educational success through the introduction of the French language and culture within a socially diverse setting.
With synergy of donations and a quality educational infrastructure, it provides young recipients with free access to a program of learning and cultural experiences in French as a second language.
5-10 Year Old Program
The main goal of this program is to introduce young children to the French language.
This approach is intended to be an introduction or a reinforcement of abilities in French as-a-second-language and also numerous activities and games led by educational professionals
"My son Benjamin was given a scholarship from the alliance francaise and it was the best thing. There were textbooks provided which I felt made the experience more authentic. He had amazing facilitators and the opportunity to meet other students from outside his school and area. He was struggling with the language and the classes helped tremendously to improve his skills and understanding. I believe this program is a huge benefit to all that are given the opportunity to partake. I wish it was a permanent placement. The confidence in completing the work and getting it corrected was priceless."
"I am genuinely grateful that my daughter was chosen to receive a scholarship for the French program at Alliance Française last year. It is not an opportunity that I would have been able to provide for her on my own. From the outset, the Alliance Françoise’s French program was an incredibly positive experience. She had a fantastic teacher who was engaging, caring, supportive and kind, who nurtured her ability to learn the French language. The class not only engaged her interest through learning about French culture both here in Canada as well as abroad but this in turn encouraged our awareness by spending time together exploring all things French. The value and impact of this opportunity for my daughter proliferated far beyond the confines of the classroom by generating a deeper curiosity, openness and resilience to try learning new things while it broadened her perspective of our world and greatly grew her confidence in general. My daughter enjoyed the lessons and enthusiastically described them as “fun!”. I am incredibly appreciative of the school and its community’s impact on my daughter and our family."
Again, thank you very much for the opportunity.
Ciaran really needed the extra French learning. He has developed a better sense of self and is a little more confident when responding to questions from Mme, also having the workbook and the assigned homework creates a bit of responsibility for his education.
Give the gift of French as a second language to children who deserve this new opportunity.
You are a professional in education, a manager in a community center or in a social service.
You wish to refer a child so that he/she can benefit from the 4 Next Generation scholarship. Leave your contact and Alliance Française will follow up with you.
Open to children ages 5 to 10 from single-parent families, this program will be held:
- Either online
- Or at one of the campuses of the French Alliance (subject to public health restrictions)
The Founder of 4 Next Generation scholarship
After having spent 17 years paying his student loans, the donator decided to dedicate his life to share knowledge and to create financial resources to support children's cognitive development & learning. The intention of the “4 Next Generation” scholarship is therefore to participate in organizing social coherence.
Alliance française, campus spadina
24 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7