This year again, the Montreal Alouettes and several school boards from the greater Montreal area will join forces through the 26th edition of the community program “Together at School,” which aims to support high school students in the greater Montreal region and its surroundings. Since 1998, the main objective of the program has been to encourage young people to make good decisions and stay in school, while focusing on a wide range of challenges that are part of their reality; from academic performance to pressure and uniformity, to the importance of staying active. The Alouettes players will once again seek to inspire and motivate the students they meet this year by conveying the importance of making the right choices and sharing with them that they can achieve their full potential through hard work and dedication.

Our “Together at School” program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. For 25 years, our players have been meeting thousands of young people across Quebec with the aim of building relationships and reminding them of the importance of perseverance in each of their journeys, while sharing some life experiences that have shaped the men they have become. All these stories are a source of inspiration for our youth who must believe in their dreams and persevere despite obstacles. This is the essence of this program. Mark Weightman – President and CEO of the Montreal Alouettes.

Thanks to this partnership, several initiatives will be put in place and proposed by the Alouettes to schools, including:

  • A conference organized by the Alouettes during which two players from the team will meet with students to share their experiences and sign autographs.
  • A chance to experience a Montreal Alouettes game with a preferential price offered for a particular game of the Alouettes’ regular season, the opportunity to raise funds (from $3 to $5 per ticket depending on the number of tickets sold), a pair of tickets offered for each school that communicates the offer to its members, but also the opportunity for students from schools to participate in a unique experience at the stadium during the game (guard of honor at the entrance of the players, national anthem in front of the players…).
  • The Michael Soles Scholarship worth $500 awarded by the Alouettes to two students who have particularly distinguished themselves during the past year.

“Together at School,” a comprehensive program of the Montreal Alouettes, which will once again allow our youth to discover new possibilities while participating in stimulating events. A way for all of us to contribute to their academic success.

Players participating in the 2024 edition are: 

  • Marc-Antoine Dequoy
  • Sean Thomas Erlington
  • Alexandre Gagné
  • Tyson Philpot
  • Louis-Philippe Bourrassa
  • Jamar McGloster