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5 Unique Experiences at Second Friday ArtWalk
Each month, downtown Flint is filled with excitement and art with the Second Friday ArtWalk. Over 20 businesses and cultural organizations collaborate to bring this diverse display of art to the general public. Here are some experiences you can expect this month: A Virtual Reality Pop-Up Experience During ArtWalk in Buckham Alley, Flint-based artist Amanda Edwards will debut her show… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: August 2019
What’s the Plan, Stan? Students at Durant-Tuuri-Mott were encouraged to brainstorm ideas for activities and offerings that would be available through YouthQuest this school year. Staff asked students to use their “Voice and Choice” to identify several staff-led clubs, which will kick off in September. Let’s Get Physical Physical fitness and nutrition are important at Eisenhower Elementary. The site promotes… Read More 

For Donquiel Lott, Summer Youth Initiative was the launchpad for a summer job that continued for five years. “I worked for Flint Community Schools, where I worked as a counselor with summer camp programs at various elementary schools,” says Lott, who graduated from Southwestern Classical Academy. His experience taught him valuable lessons that he is now able to translate to his… Read More 

A Seasoned Experience: Students Explore Season Changes
September is filled with pumpkin pie, apple picking and weather patterns – at least it is for YouthQuest students who are exploring how seasons change this month. “We are always finding new ways to teach key concepts by exploring something that our students consider fun and interesting,” says Nefertari Jones, YouthQuest’s interim program director. “By exploring seasonal changes, we can… Read More 

Back to School: Meet the Site Team Leaders and Community School Directors
School has started, and students at International Academy of Flint and Flint Community Schools have access to a variety of resources through the Flint Community Education Initiative (Flint CEI). Among those resources is YouthQuest, Flint CEI’s lead partner for expanded learning and premier afterschool program. As students are immersed in the hands-on and engaging activities that take place afterschool, they… Read More