In the Kitchen Pierce Elementary hosted virtual cooking classes, during which YouthQuest students learned how to make fun recipes, including no-bake cookies and Rice Krispies treats. Students also learned to make homemade croutons for a gourmet salad. The virtual class not only taught students about nutrition and how to bake and cook, but also focused […]

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Northwestern High School graduate Kamora Harden found her passion during her second year in Summer Youth Initiative. “I worked at Super Summer Success reading program (through the Flint Public Library),” Harden says. “It was my first opportunity to work with children. Working with the teachers, I realized that was something I could do.” Now, Harden […]

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Since May 26, 2020, communities have been coming together to protest police brutality in the United States, specifically that toward the Black community. Protests have been organized in every state in the nation. In Flint, many peaceful protests have been, and continue to be held, to seek justice for those who have been most affected […]

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For the first time ever, YouthQuest is going virtual for its summer session. “It’s important to provide a way for students to continue to learn throughout the summer,” says Nefertari Jones, program director for YouthQuest. “This year, more than ever, we need to help combat the summer slide and prepare students for their next school […]

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In May, the Genesee Intermediate School District held its 2nd Annual Countywide Pitch Competition virtually. The competition challenged students throughout Genesee County to submit a video pitch of a product business, service business, social enterprise or technology business. TK Thomas, a YouthQuest student at Southwestern Classical Academy, was one of the students that submitted a […]

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