The TeenQuest Experience

Ceana Thornton, 2022 Graduate

TeenQuest is a pre-employment and leadership training program available to 9-12 students in Flint & Genesee. Here, recent grad Ceana Thornton reflects on her experience in the program.

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Sign up for TeenQuest and discover how change starts with you.

If you are 14-19 years old, in 9th-12th grade and want to learn important skills to help you get and keep a job, then TeenQuest is for you!

TeenQuest training is offered several times throughout the school year at various schools and virtually.  You do not need to attend the school where a session is hosted to participate in TeenQuest workshops.

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Fall and Winter TeenQuest

Session 1 – September 12 through October 13 (Mon-Thur)

**Session 1 registration ends September 14**

Bendle High School
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

International Academy of Flint
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Kearsley High School
2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Southwestern High School
3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Session 2 – October 24 through December 1 (Mon-Thur)

(TeenQuest will not meet the week of November 21)

Beecher High School
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Carman-Ainsworth High School
2:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Linden High School
2:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

Virtual
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Session 3 – January 9 through February 9 (Mon-Thur)

Bentley High School
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Davison High School
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Grand Blanc High School
2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Hamady High School
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Session 4 – February 21 through March 23 (Mon-Thur)

Accelerated Learning Academy
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Carman-Ainsworth High School
2:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Madison Academy
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Swartz Creek High School
2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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For more information or questions, please contact James Avery at (810) 600-1458 or Dawn Bye at (810) 600-1413 or .

TeenQuest
 

TeenQuest is a FREE Pre-Employment Training that prepares you to STAND OUT from other job seekers!

The TeenQuest program will be returning in person this fall.

If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions – then TeenQuest is for you!

  • I want a job but where do I start?
  • What do I put on a resume?
  • What are my skills?
  • How do I answer interview questions without work experience?
  • Will anyone hire me without work experience?

TeenQuest is a FREE, Pre-Employment Leadership and Training program designed with teens in mind. The program focuses on providing a basic understanding of employment skills that will prepare you to STAND OUT!  Gain an edge professionally and personally. If you are between the ages of 14-19 and currently in grades 9-12 in a Genesee County school – you do not want to miss this opportunity.

Summer Youth Initiative (SYI)

Plus TeenQuest can help you land an awesome summer job with earnings up to $2,000!

TeenQuest graduates are invited to the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) Job Fair filled with employers looking to hire TeenQuest students!

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Skills Learned

Training covers core employment competencies that every employer looks for in an employee. Students must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Interviewing
  • Business etiquette
  • Application/resumé preparation
  • Communication
  • Workplace ethics
  • Character development
  • Positive mental attitude
  • Managing change
  • Taking initiative
  • Conflict resolution
  • Teamwork
  • Setting goals
  • Financial literacy

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