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Summer Youth Initiative: Meet the 2022 Employers

Each year, Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) connects hundreds of TeenQuest graduates to employers seeking to fill summer job openings. Recently, more than 25 businesses and nonprofit organizations met with local high school students and recent graduates at the SYI Job Fair, held April 30 at Genesee Career Institute. “Our SYI employers play an important role […]

Full STEAM Ahead: Promoting STEAM in afterschool and at home

While YouthQuest is continually empowering students to explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, or STEAM, the afterschool program believes so much in the importance of these fields that it also offers something called STEAMQuest at least once a year. As part of the weeklong celebration, which was held this year in mid-April, YouthQuest students […]

On the Job: La’Asia Johnson

It’s been just over a decade since La’Asia Johnson graduated from TeenQuest and participated in Summer Youth Initiative (SYI). In that time, she’s earned a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University, served as a social worker and pivoted into her current career as a business owner. Presently, she’s in the process of moving Elle Jae Essentials […]

YouthQuest Highlights: April 2022

Visiting author When Pierce Elementary had a parent-teacher night in April, the YouthQuest team swapped out their regular club rotation in favor of an evening with Gale Glover, founder of Flint Kids Matter. The school’s community school director helped coordinate the visit with Glover, who has published more than 10 books. During her visit, Glover […]

YouthQuest Highlights: March 2022

In a Pickle At Neithercut Elementary, YouthQuest students worked with the Crim Garden Club to grow and harvest from their own garden. In March, students pickled some of their cucumbers and were amazed by how good the resulting pickles were. Students also started planning what vegetables they were going to grow this summer. Cucumbers made […]

On the Job: Shatoya Holiday

Flint Northern High School graduate Shatoya Holiday is working diligently toward her dream of becoming a judge. With a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in substance abuse from the University of Michigan-Flint, Holiday is currently working as a clerk at the Travis County Court House in Austin, Texas with plans to attend […]

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