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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A recent graduate of Cornell University, Jelani Taylor is on a path to start his career as a business analyst at McKinsey Seattle, a global consulting firm. “I learned about the opportunity from my school’s internal job search engine,” says Taylor, who graduated from college in December 2019. “I didn’t know much about working as […]

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With virtual programming still underway, YouthQuest aims to ensure students and their families know the resources available to them. “During in-person session, we are able to work more closely with our students,” says Nefertari Jones, program director for YouthQuest. “Now, it is more important than ever to provide a space for families to find resources […]

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In March, TeenQuest – a pre-employment training program facilitated by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce – pivoted in-person sessions to online in order to comply with Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order and to keep students and facilitators safe. The switch, which came out of necessity, has grown into a streamlined […]

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