This study proposes a model for the development of professional maturity which is indispensable to ensure informed, mature and responsible choices. The EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 focuses around three words: Engage, Connect and Empower. It also works on joined-up implementation across sectors by offering the reference framework for university-school collaboration. It’s foremost aim is to enhance the active participation of young people. The research aims at increasing the teachers’ awareness. Distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a novelty for which teachers and students were not prepared for. The study was carried out with 869 students enrolled in the Primary Education Sciences master’s degree course at the University of Palermo. The participants have been involved in the planning and implementation of targeted educational courses designed for the “fragile” pupils from 33 different schools in Palermo. The primary level pupils were provided with a total of 60,000 hours of recovery and learning enhancement activities in remote mode. Challenging teaching activities fostered cognitive and learning development of the pupils.