Maisons des Jeunes Talents is a charity registered as being of public benefit under the law of 1901.

Launched in 2010, this equal opportunities programme builds awareness and readiness amongst high school students seeking admission to the preparatory classes for France’s elite ‘grandes écoles’ universities.
In order to remove the financial challenges faced by pupils from less-advantaged backgrounds, the charity also offers free housing, ‘les Maisons’, and individualised support to students receiving financial support who are admitted to preparatory classes in Paris.
Thanks to the support of Fondation Groupe Primonial and the loyalty of its other partners, Maisons des Jeunes Talents is now focusing its efforts on raising awareness of the possibilities offered by preparatory classes throughout France.

Cécile JOUENNE-LANNE

“We are convinced that every young person must have the opportunity to express themselves to the maximum of their abilities. Socio-geographic inequalities should not be allowed to hold back these brilliant and determined students. We must do everything we can to allow them to do everything they can to make a success of these two years of preparatory classes.”

Cécile JOUENNE-LANNE

Chair of Maisons des Jeunes Talents charity

Our

Missions

Sensibiliser

Building awareness

“La Prépa c’est possible” (“Preparatory classes: a real option!”) workshops in high schools in priority neighbourhoods and rural areas

Taster days for preparatory classes held every year in Paris for students receiving financial support

Préparer

Preparing

“Cap Prépa”, an intensive week’s preparation for preparatory classes organised in partnership with ESSEC and Centrale Supelec at the end of the summer holidays for students from less-advantaged backgrounds

Héberger et Accompagner

Accommodation and support

Free housing in Paris

Individualised support for students receiving financial support in Grandes Ecoles preparatory classes

In 2019-2020,Maisons des Jeunes Talents recorded:

100%

success rate in Grandes Ecoles entrance exams

31

sessions in high schools

attended by 1,000 high-school students

71

students attended

7 days of preparation

49

students housed and supported

4 halls of residence in Paris

Our

Team

Management team

Cécile JOUENNE-LANNE

Cécile Jouenne-Lanne

Chair,
Maisons des Jeunes Talents

Delegate General of Fondation Groupe Primonial, Cécile is a model of leadership for the students on the programme. With a professional background in social charities, since May 2020 she has taken the reins at Maisons des Jeunes Talents to help develop its scope.

Anne-Laure Jacopy

Coordinator,
Maisons des Jeunes Talents

Orchestrating the many sources of goodwill that brings this equal opportunities programme to life, Anne-Laure coordinates all stakeholders in the charity: students, tutors, supervisors, House Sponsors, educational establishments, parents, donors and so on.

Anne-Laure JACOPY
Nancy MAALOUF

Nancy Maalouf

Project leader,
Maisons des Jeunes Talents

Providing support throughout all areas of the organisation, Nancy works mainly on communication, awareness building and developing partnerships with other charities and organisations in education and equal opportunities.

Personnal

supportand house management

Personnal support and house management

HOUSE MOTHERS
House mothers live in the student accommodation during the week, sleeping on site. Their role is to ensure that students have the best possible conditions in which to work.

HOUSE SPONSORS
Sponsors take one evening meal with students each week, for discussion and to provide of moral support.

FOOD AND MAINTENANCE MANAGERS
Responsible for the cleanliness of the houses and preparing dinner for students.

Academic and educational support

Academic

and educational support

TUTORS
Tutors provide educational support within the houses in the main subjects studied by students on a weekly basis.

MODULE LEADERS
People from the full range of professions spend time with the students, supporting them and preparing them through individual interviews to help them better define their goals.

Our

Funding

50%

FONDATION
GROUPE PRIMONIAL

20%

OTHER FOUNDATIONS
AND COMPANIES

30%

INDIVIDUAL
DONORS

Activity report

2019-2020

Read our activity repport here.