Mott Middle College graduate Shariona Smith is busy working toward her dreams of owning her own event planning service. In the meantime, however, Smith works for General Motors, where she sanitizes touchpoints in their factory – a job that was created after the coronavirus pandemic began. “Each morning, we start with a meeting where we […]

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Each year, TeenQuest graduates are given the opportunity to apply for Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) – a program that helps hundreds of teens find summer employment. However, for some students, it doesn’t end there. “Giving students the opportunity to gain work experience is one of our main goals,” says James Avery, director of Education & […]

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A key component of YouthQuest is youth development and leadership, and one way students receive support in this is through YQ Biz – YouthQuest’s entrepreneurial club. This school year, YouthQuest is partnering with Genesee Intermediate School District, which received funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to bring this opportunity to students along with the […]

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Dime Drive At Pierce Elementary, students are participating in a dime drive to raise money for their school. Leading up to the event, in September, students worked on financial literacy skills by playing math and money games. Students also focused on reading and writing by using Mad-Libs to help learn parts of speech and understand […]

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