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YouthQuest Highlights: September 2021

Let’s Party Southwestern Classical Academy hosted a block party to connect with families and the community surrounding the school. There was fresh food given out to families, experts on hand with healthy tips, games, vendors and community partners sharing important information. Students and families had a great time hanging out and connecting with each other. […]

On the Job: Destiny Huffman

TeenQuest graduate Destiny Huffman is working two part-time jobs as she finishes up her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on marketing at Baker College. She is currently working in sales at Barnes & Noble and Experience Community Threads as a manager. “After I graduate, I plan on looking for a full-time position […]

Thinking of going off to college? Consider staying local

Deciding where to go to college can be a difficult choice. There are a lot of factors to consider including programs, size and location – a big factor for a lot of collegegoers lately. According to EconoFact, 56.2 percent of public four-year college students attend an institution under an hour’s drive away. There are several […]

Learning about local government: Students participate in Genesee County Youth Taking Action

On Friday, September 17, YouthQuest students along with other students from the county had the opportunity to meet with county commissioners and staff at the Genesee County Administration building during Genesee County Youth Taking Action. This collaborative event was hosted by Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners and […]

Help YouthQuest celebrate Lights On Afterschool

YouthQuest sites are hosting events throughout October in celebration of Lights On Afterschool, which is officially recognized on October 28 this year. The campaign is part of an annual initiative coordinated by the Afterschool Alliance, a national non-profit organization that aims to expand support for quality afterschool programs by working with agencies, elected officials, 50 […]

Highlights: August 2021

Off to a Great Start YouthQuest’s newest site, Flint Cultural Center Academy, began in mid-August. During the first few weeks of programming, the site focused on team building and relationship building. Given that YouthQuest is a new program for the school, students and YouthQuest staff had a great time enjoying activities that focus on getting […]

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