YouthQuest Vendor Application

Offer Your Expertise

Thank you for your interest in providing vendor services to the YouthQuest program. We value our partnerships with people and organizations in the community as we work together to impact our youth for a better tomorrow. Below is an overview of the YouthQuest program and next steps for vendors who are interested in partnering with us.



*Note: Electronic application is preferred. Please do a “save as” for the Word document and include your organization name in the document title.

Mission and Objectives

YouthQuest is a no-cost, innovative after school enrichment program for youth in Genesee County, Michigan, managed by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, along with additional funders and donations.

The mission of YouthQuest is to provide youth with engaging after school experiences to excel, excite, and explore! The program is offered at Flint Community Schools and International Academy of Flint. It operates three (3) hours per day, Monday – Thursday, at varying times between 2:00-7:00 pm (depending on the site). Our core program objectives:

  • Traditional academic support (experiences focused on literacy, math, science, or social studies)
  • Exploratory academic support (experiences that engage two or more of the traditional academic subjects)
  • Enrichment through Visual and Performing Arts
  • Personal / individual physical fitness / sports / recreation
  • Team physical fitness / sports / recreation
  • Nutrition education
  • Youth development: life skills, career awareness, technology, character education, or leadership
  • Family involvement
  • Service projects

Next Steps for Vendors

YouthQuest is always seeking qualified vendors (persons or organizations that provide a paid service at any YouthQuest site) who offer safe, engaging and exciting learning experiences and materials that align with our program mission and objectives listed above. To be considered as a qualified vendor for YouthQuest, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Complete Vendor Application – Complete the application below or download the form and follow the steps above.
  2. Required Background Checks
    • ALL vendors and their staff working with YouthQuest are required to complete a background check through the Michigan ICHAT and a Central Registry Clearance at the DHS office. YouthQuest staff will process the ICHAT information (You will be asked to submit the full names and birth dates for yourself and all staff that would be onsite with program participants) and vendors and staff will be responsible for securing Central Registry Clearance prior to starting with the program. There is no fee associated with either check.
      • Note: Non-profit organizations will need to provide a copy of the background check(s) or provide a written statement on the organization’s letterhead confirming that the employee(s) have fulfilled this requirement.
    • Previously approved vendors must annually provide a letter stating that the status of all representatives is unchanged from the original background check. (Any new staff must still complete the background check.)
    • It is the responsibility of the vendor to report to YouthQuest any change in status of one of its representative and/or withdraw said individual(s) from providing services through their corporation or organization to YouthQuest.
  3. Required Paperwork – All vendors will be required to complete a contract, turn in an W-9 Form, and submit regular invoices for payment once approved as a qualified YouthQuest Vendor.

Vendor Application and Proposal

Organization Primary Contact:

Include organization, contact name, and phone number

Proposed Program Description

Include the materials you provide or if YouthQuest will be responsible for providing them, please provide an itemized list with expected cost. All property purchased by YouthQuest is the sole property of YouthQuest.
Please include the following - Number of students you can accommodate during each session; age group you can work with; and projected length of time required to complete your program. Please note: Projects should not exceed 6-8 weeks and class length should be between 30-60 minutes.
Please provide a weekly outline for your desired amount of sessions. Include any learning targets, grade-level goals, or core objectives that you may be covering in each session.
This will be negotiated. Indicate proposed rate per hour/session.
List all staff from your organization that will be providing program to YouthQuest. All staff are required to provide their Name, Phone Number, Date of Birth, and Central Registry Clearance before beginning services at the site.
Any other information you would like us to know?

YouthQuest is a no-cost after school initiative operated by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and others.