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Leadership NOW's Fourth Cohort Graduates, Shares Plans for ‘Challenge by Choice’
(FLINT, Mich., Dec. 14, 2018) – Leadership NOW’s fourth cohort today celebrated their completion of the intensive leadership development program, offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Genesee County. “Today, Leadership NOW welcomes nine exceptional professionals to its alumni group,” said Steven Elkins, director of member services at the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “They… Read More 

On the Job: De’Anna Anderson
TeenQuest graduate De’Anna Anderson loves what she does. As a prevention specialist with Catholic Charities, Anderson has the opportunity to change the lives of area children and make an impact on her community. “Some students that I work with are harder to crack than others,” says Anderson. “But as we peel back their layers and they start to give me… Read More 

Game Show: Students Learn Key Concepts in Different Ways
In December, YouthQuest students are studying key academic concepts – but in fun and unique ways. With the theme of Game Shows, students are playing games based on popular TV game shows that will reinforce lessons taught during the school day. “We want to make sure we are extending what students learn during the day,” says Cheryl Adkins, program director… Read More 

Holiday Resource Guide: How to Access Local Resources During the Holidays
During the holidays, YouthQuest will be out of session; however, there are plenty of activities to keep students busy during the break. “It is important that students engage in enriching activities during the holidays,” says Cheryl Adkins, program director for YouthQuest. “If parents keep kids learning, they have an easier time transitioning back into the school year.” To help students… Read More 

Why Service Learning Matters: YouthQuest, TeenQuest Students Learn the Importance of Giving Back
Community engagement is one of the pillars of YouthQuest. It is an opportunity for students to look beyond themselves and learn how they can make a difference in their community. However, there are more benefits to volunteerism than one might expect. According to a study performed at the University of Nevada, students who volunteer are less likely to engage in… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: November 2018
Holy Guacamole To promote nutrition at Eisenhower Elementary, the Gardening Club uses their bounty to make healthy snacks. Using fresh ingredients students are learning how to make nutritious snacks, like Guacamole, and also learning how to use what they grow. Wise Words At Brownell STEM Academy, students start and end their time at YouthQuest with positive affirmation time. Affirmations students… Read More