Keeping the Lights On Afterschool As part of the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool, YouthQuest hosted 12 community events aiming to showcase the impact that afterschool programs have on students, families and their communities. For example, Potter Elementary hosted a Halloween-themed event that had a turnout of 320 students and family members. Staff from YouthQuest […]

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In the United States, there are a variety of holiday traditions from Thanksgiving to Christmas. To learn about traditions in the U.S. and other countries, YouthQuest students will dive into different cultures in November. “Enrichment is one of the core components of YouthQuest. In November, students are studying holiday traditions around the world,” says Nefertari […]

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For Flushing High School Graduate Diamond Stocker, it was TeenQuest that gave her the confidence to pursue her goals and dreams. “Before TeenQuest, I was naïve and immature,” says Stocker, who worked for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan through the Summer Youth Initiative, or SYI. “Now, I go for the things that I want […]

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This year, more than 140 Flint Promise scholars are attending Kettering University, Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint. And for many students, they’re learning just how different college can be from high school. “Professors don’t tell you how much time it will take to study or do a project,” said Blase Haynes, a […]

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Carman-Ainsworth High School Senior Desiree’ Pearson is a high achiever. Throughout her high school career, she has maintained status on the honor roll and is currently on track to becoming valedictorian of her class. And on top of all of this, she works as a bank teller through a paid internship with ELGA Credit Union. […]

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