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Round II of the ‘Our Town’ Gift Card Match Program kicks off today
Consumers Energy donates $55,000 to jumpstart small businesses affected by COVID-19 through gift card program The ‘Our Town’ Gift Match program is ready to roll again. Thanks to the success and popularity of the first Our Town program in February, Consumers Energy is getting back together with the Flint & Genesee Chamber, a division of the Flint & Genesee Group,… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: March 2021
Watch Your Words At Freeman Elementary, students practiced their spelling and sight words, which are words that students memorize in order to recognize them without using phonics, with the online game Skrible.io. The game, which is like Pictionary, helped instill words learned during day school and provided students with a fun, engaging activity. Each student took a turn picking the… Read More 

On the Job: Jewel Langston
Carman-Ainsworth High School Graduate, Jewel Langston, has been working hard toward her future. After graduating high school, Langston attended Mott Community College, where she received an associate’s degree. She then went on to attend Wayne State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in business management. “When I first graduated from Wayne State, I was working third shift at… Read More 

Young Adults Find Support, Success Through R.I.S.E.
Sometimes people just need a little extra support to succeed to the best of their abilities. This was true for 23-year-old Angel McLilly, a young woman in Genesee County who was disengaged from school and work after giving birth to her son. That was until she found R.I.S.E., a peer-to-peer group that is part of the Flint & Genesee Opportunity… Read More 

YouthQuest Partners with Local Businesses on Field Trips for Students, Families
YouthQuest staff members are excited to partner with local businesses through field trip vouchers as one of the ways they are integrating enrichment activities, a core component of the afterschool program. “We wanted to find a way to give our students and their families enriching experiences while still maintaining social distancing and safety protocols,” says Nefertari Jones, program director of… Read More