France/L'association marseillaise Protis Club renforce son ancrage social et territorial

Published on 19/06/2024 | La rédaction


The Marseilles-based association, committed to fighting social fractures among young people, has signed a partnership agreement with Caisse d'Epargne Cepac.

A flick of the pen, a handshake and a knowing glance. When Jules Sitruk signed the partnership agreement with the Caisse d'Epargne to the applause of the group and the young volunteers from his association, Protis Club, the 25-year-old entrepreneur summed up his enthusiasm in one sentence: "with hard work, anything is possible".

Today, Jules Sitruk is well known in the city of Marseille and throughout France, and is putting no barriers in the way of his life's work. He has now signed a new partnership with the Caisse d'Epargne, his only partner bank. For the bank's president, Christine Fabresse, it was"an obvious choice to join forces with Protis Club. We were born with the CSR policy. We invest three million euros in these projects every year", and the regional cooperative bank financed the construction of Marseille's first workers' housing estate, in La Capelette. This partnership follows those signed with CMA CGM (also owner of La Provence) and the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille.

Fighting discrimination

Founded by a South Winners fan and HEC graduate, Protis Club is aimed at young Marseilles residents who have difficulty gaining access to top schools. Dreams they no longer allow themselves to imagine, due to the discrimination they suffer as a result of their social background.

The association helps around forty high school students to prepare for the competitive entrance exams to these schools, bringing together young people from a wide range of rich social backgrounds.

For the young man, this new partnership testifies to the credibility that Protis Club has acquired with large organizations, and to the tenacity that drives the association: the fight against discrimination. "I chose to get involved with the Caisse d'Épargne because the projects it runs inspire me so much. We partner with companies whose investment in young people we can see. Structures that invest in the future generation. That'swhat matters to me," confides the entrepreneur.

Next to him, in the large Maison Estrangin housing the Caisse d'Epargne offices, four high-school students, members of the Protis Club, have come to share their ambitions.

Aged 17 and 18, one is aiming for a career in finance, the other in the legal profession. Protis Club does everything in its power to welcome and support these up-and-coming talents, with numerous partnerships, before letting them fly on their own wings.


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