The city of Montluçon (Allier) has recruited two young people for the first time in Civic Service, in partnership with the Unis-Cité association, since mid-January.
Integrated into the Childhood and Youth Service, Marwa Soussi and Vincent Dechegne joined the Espace Montluçon Jeunesse (EMJ) team and their tutor Nicolas Cuny, the manager of the structure, a week ago.
Accompany young people who come to the EMJ
The two 19-year-old Montluçonnais will be ambassadors of youth and citizenship there during their 7-month mission. Their mission is to accompany visitors in their discovery of the resources made available to them, to participate in the preparation and running of workshops and projects, but also to promote the actions of the Childhood and Youth service, to support the actions of the youth council, etc.
Two candidates chosen for their motivation
Chosen from among six candidates, Marwa and Vincent will be followed by the Unis-Cité association, which has selected them to help them develop a professional project during this period.
“Motivation is our selection criterion. They get up in the morning. They have assignments. They are in the rhythm of a job. It helps them to have confidence. »
Mathieu Lassabliere (responsible for the Allier, Puy-de-Dôme and Cantal branch of Unis-Cité)
Build projects for others and for yourself
This desire to still have an activity is exactly what motivated Marwa Soussi and Vincent Dechegne to apply for Civic Service.
“I stopped my studies because I didn’t like it anymore, but I didn’t want to do nothing all day. The Civic Service will allow me to help build future projects for others but also for myself”
Vincent Dechegne (Civic service)
Unis cité, a unique accompanied civic service in Auvergne
Young people in training, not employees
“I strongly believe in civic service. I accept them every year as part of my various jobs. I believe in what this brings to young people. They need to make the most of it. They are completely different at the end of their mission. However, it is very important to define these missions precisely and to understand that a civic service is not there to replace an employee, ”insists Manuela de Castro Alves, youth assistant.