There's a myriad of things that Quebec schools don't teach us, which is the exact reason Neo Collège came to fruition.\nNeo Collège is a website where students can go to learn subjects that they likely haven't learnt before, such as sign language or understanding paycheques.\n\n\n\nEditor's Choice: A City In Quebec Just Ranked As #1 In Canada To Study In For 2021 & It Wasn't Montreal\n\n\n\n\nThe creator of this site, Katarina Radovanovic, describes the lessons, which are all in French, as providing students with the "confidence to tackle real-world situations later" and says it is thanks to Ana Bautista that the platform exists.\nBeing offered online, the activities adapt to everyone's schedule and different learning paces. Plus, every activity is 25 minutes or less, so you can learn something new quickly and easily.\n"We believe it is important not only to talk about essential subjects, but also to present them in a simple, practical, and actional way to make learning relevant and engaging at all times," Radovanovic told MTL Blog.\nYou can read our interview with Neo Collège's creator below.\nAnswers have been edited and condensed for clarity.\n\nHow did Neo Collège come to be?\nAt a very young age, I started volunteering for the Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Handicapped People in Montreal. It exposed me to many usually invisible realities surrounding us.\nSince then, I've been working with young people.\nDuring my high school years, I asked myself a lot of questions about my future life. There are so many things that students will need throughout their lives, but that aren't taught in the classroom, whether in personal health, finance, and civic engagement.\nTo ensure we get the most out of life, Neo Collège was created and is currently developing activities on topics that would be useful in the long term.\n\n\nWhat benefits do you think Neo Collège's activities can provide people with?\nAdolescence is the time to open up to the world and begin to develop as a person. The behaviours and skills acquired during this period can shape many spheres in adulthood: relationships, career, health, and many more. \nWe want to help them get excited about a green lifestyle, healthy habits, essential life skills through new ways of doing things, widening their perspectives and making them aware of their possibilities.\nBy discussing topics such as finances, mental health, relationships, we hope to help build a generation of resilient and fulfilled adults.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by #ado #cours #utile #enligne (@neo.college)\nAt the end of each activity, we provide various external resources related to the topic presented.\nAnd if resources are your thing, you can get an ebook full of resources during our crowdfunding launched this week during School perseverance week.\nMore than 100 organizations and programs offering services for teenagers are listed.\nYou will find sports programs, leadership, entrepreneurship, social involvement, career development support, etc. You can also find hotlines, school resources, immersion opportunities, and much more.\nA must for young people who want to develop their skills and take advantage of the many programs offered in Québec.\n\n\nWhat type of subjects are covered in the different activities?\n"What happens after an arrest," "Reading nutritional values," "Understanding your paycheck," "Living with roommates" and "Intro to sign language" are all examples of topics we will cover.\nTeens can find activities on subjects that are essential to everyday life but are forgotten by a traditional school.\nThere are three main categories: society, including politics, law, community; sustainable living, including environment, finances, physical and mental health; and healthy relationships, including communication, personal development, family-friend-love relationships.\nBasically, we touch all life skills that will prepare teenagers for real-world challenges. \n\n\nWhy do you think the lessons taught at Neo Collège are an important addition to students' education?\nTo create a stable foundation on which to build a strong society based on reality, diversity and inclusiveness, education must be built on these same values.\nIt is by developing the soft skills of citizens that we contribute to tomorrow's society. Young people are full-fledged citizens, it is imperative to provide them with the means to build their critical sense, their ability to communicate their thoughts, know their rights, etc.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by #ado #cours #utile #enligne (@neo.college)\nAs teens become adults they need to find resources that can teach them the essential skills they don't yet possess, and we are there to support them in their journey.\nWe will encounter all of these topics sooner or later, and as Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.''\nIf you'd like to donate to Neo Collège and all that it does, you can do so here.