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  Projects in Flint, Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township are among the 15 communities of the I-69 Thumb Region awarded $2,000 each from the state’s Placemaking Mini-Grant Program. The program, funded with financial support from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and administered by the I-69 Thumb Region partners, was established to help communities implement small impactful projects that encourage… Read More 

Places to Picnic in Flint & Genesee
A great way to get out of the house and enjoy the warm weather is with a picnic. Flint & Genesee has plenty of places to have a meal. Here are some of the places you can go. Stepping Stone Falls In Flint, Stepping Stone Falls has a great picnic area and a beautiful view of the man-made waterfall that… Read More 

In its 10th Year, YouthQuest Offers Stability as Schools Plan for 2020-21
(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 5, 2020) – Now in its 10th year, YouthQuest will begin Aug. 17 at Flint Community Schools and Sept. 14 at International Academy of Flint. The afterschool enrichment program is working closely with both school districts to align its efforts with their day school formats and protocols. When and how the program is delivered will vary by… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: July 2020
Sharing Voices Students at Eisenhower, Freeman and Neithercut elementary schools became advocates to help protect the earth by creating posters that call others to action. Students used their marketing materials to share why it’s important to recycle and use fewer single-use plastic products. They were able to take a leadership role while expressing why it’s important to them to help… Read More 

On the Job: Ardelia Bailey
It was through working at a college work-study program that Flint Southwestern Academy Graduate Ardelia Bailey secured her current position as a compliance officer at Metro Community Development in Flint. Bailey says she picked up quite a few skills and responsibilities while working at Baker College of Flint library as a circulation clerk for a year and a half. While… Read More 

SYI Volunteer Day: Students Give Back
Each year, students who work through Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) take a day to give back to their communities. This year, the format is different to comply with state mandates and guidelines to protect students from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than host one collective event involving all SYI students, each SYI employer is hosting its own smaller event. “Each SYI… Read More