Encouraging a variety of routes to professional excellence with L'Envol
Since 2012, La Banque Postale has committed itself to a new social sponsorship approach: L’Envol, La Banque Postale’s campus. The purpose of this non-profit association, supported by the French Department of Education, is to promote the academic achievement of approximately 60 talented young students each year, guiding them in their choices and providing them with the educational support and materials needed for them to succeed in their studies. Coming from modest backgrounds, these young people are spotted in their early teens and given personalised support from secondary school to selective higher education by a sponsor who is an employee of La Banque Postale or Le Groupe La Poste for the entire duration of the programme (six to eight years). Present throughout France, including in French overseas departments, half in rural areas and the other half in urban areas, this equal opportunities programme is consistent with the Group’s values of local presence and regional development. To implement this project, L’Envol is backed by Frateli, a benchmark partner with regard to equal opportunity.
As proof of recognition, L’Envol has won numerous prizes since its launching: the Trophee France Mecenova in 2013, the Cachet d’Europe in 2013, and the Trophee National de l’Entreprise Citoyenne in 2014.