How do you engage someone in productive civic discourse? As eight YouthQuest students recently learned during a trip to the nation’s capital, it helps to ask open-ended questions and practice active listening. That’s just one of many take-aways students gleaned from the four-day tour, which was offered through a partnership between YouthQuest and the Close […]

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Ashley McCloud became interested in serving her community while working on the Alternative Breaks Leadership Team at the University of Michigan-Flint. There, she served as an executive board member and helped plan service learning trips. She has continued this commitment to service with AmeriCorps VISTA, an organization of national service programs that allow volunteers to […]

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(FLINT, Mich., July 1, 2019) – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $225,000 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The funding—which supports the Michigan DNR’s initiative to introduce youth in urban areas to outdoor career opportunities—facilitates the hiring of 73 teens ages 16-19 who have graduated from the […]

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Nearly 400 teens are participating in Summer Youth Initiative this year and – whether this job is their first or their third – they’re taking an important step toward their future. According to a poll by skratch, an employment app for teens, 90 percent of adult respondents said on-the-job experience had an important impact on […]

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Time to Celebrate Each site hosted its own end-of-the-year celebration. Events included bounce houses, carnival games, DJs, photo booths and more. From dance parties to ice cream socials, the festivities gave students a fun way to celebrate with their friends and family. YouthQuest’s Got Talent The Talent Show Club at Eisenhower Elementary put on its […]

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Every summer, YouthQuest engages students in a variety of activities that incorporate hands-on and experiential learning. Not only does this help families combat summer learning loss, it also gives students a safe place to explore new interests and have fun. For a glimpse inside YouthQuest—which is currently accepting applications for this summer—here’s a look at […]

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