Flint-area Teens to Benefit from Continued Support from Local Organizations

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Ruth Mott Foundation, Others Provide Funding for Teen Employment and Training


(FLINT, Mich., Sept. 2, 2015) – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $132,500 from several local organizations and businesses, including a $75,000 grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation. The funding will support TeenQuest and the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) – two programs that aim to prepare teens for success in the workplace and beyond. Read More »

Fall Enrollment Kicks Off for YouthQuest

Things to Do In Genesee County, MI, YouthQuest photo - Flint & Genesee(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 24, 2015) – Registration for YouthQuest – a free, afterschool program that serves nearly 2,000 students in grades K-12 – will kick off Thursday, Aug. 27 at 14 schools across multiple school districts in Flint and Genesee County. Read More »

Chamber Launches ‘FACES of Flint & Genesee Business’ Q&A Series

(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 18, 2015) – Each year, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce works with more than 1,200 businesses and affiliates – each with its own story to tell. And in an effort to encourage economic growth and a sense of community, the Chamber will begin sharing some of those stories through “FACES of Flint & Genesee Business,” a Q&A series featuring the owners of various local businesses. Read More »

$200,000 MDNR Grant Helps Flint-Area Teens Secure Summer Employment

Youth to Clear Paths at Holly Based State Parks on Tuesday, August 18

$200,000 MDNR Grant Helps Flint-Area Teens Secure Summer Employment

(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 17, 2015) – A $200,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is helping support outdoor employment opportunities for teens in Flint and Genesee County. Read More »

Career Edge to Improve Unemployed, Underemployed’s Odds of Getting Hired

Business Development, Flint, MI, Flint & Genesee Chamber logo(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 6, 2015) – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is offering Career Edge, a series of workshops designed to help adults — particularly the unemployed — prepare for the job market. Participants who attend all four workshops, which kick off Aug. 11, will be invited to attend the Chamber’s job fairs in September and April. Read More »

Hundreds of Teens Beautify Flint Streets, Parks for SYI Volunteer Service Day

Things to Do in Flint, MI, SYI Volunteer Day Photo - Flint & Genesee(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 5, 2015) – From boarding up houses to cutting grass, 270 local teens today took on beautification projects in several Flint-area neighborhoods and parks. Read More »

Leadership NOW kicks Off with Inaugural Class of 12 Participants

Business Development, Flint, MI, Leadership Now logo - Flint & Genesee(FLINT, Mich., July 29, 2015) – Twelve high-potential Flint and Genesee professionals have been accepted into the inaugural class of Leadership NOW, an intensive, year-long leadership development program. The participants, who work and/or live in Genesee County, will attend their first group session July 30-31 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc. Read More »

Attendance Up Significantly for 2015 ‘Be a Tourist in Your Home Town’

Things to Do in Genesee County, MI - Flint & Genesee(FLINT, Mich., July 28, 2015) – The numbers are in and the results are clear. The 2015 “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” event was a rousing success. Read More »


FLINT, Mich.Efforts to help area children and teens succeed in — and beyond — the classroom have received an important boost, thanks to nearly $4 million in funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The grants to the Genesee Area Focus Fund include:

  •  $3.1 million for YouthQuest, a comprehensive afterschool program that provides educational and enrichment opportunities to more than 2,000 students enrolled in grades K-12, primarily in Flint Community Schools.
  •  $825,000 for the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), which places young people in jobs with area businesses and nonprofit organizations, and TeenQuest, a youth leadership and pre-employment training program. Both SYI and TeenQuest are available to all Genesee County students ages 14 to 19. Read More »

Chamber Speakers Highlight Positive News, Initiatives in Flint & Genesee

Business Development, Flint, MI, Tim Herman Photo

Tim Herman, CEO

(FLINT, Mich., July 10, 2015) – Did you know that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has a Speakers Bureau available to area organizations?  The community outreach effort is one method Chamber employees use to share positive news about the region, while also raising awareness and understanding of the organization’s programs and services. Read More »