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YouthQuest Highlights: August 2022

Mutual Respect Kicking off the school year, YouthQuest sites at Flint Community Schools started working on social contracts between the staff and students. YouthQuest staff solicited ideas from students on what they would want in the contract and how they would like program to go. Then, they combined those ideas with their own expectations for […]

On the Job: Kristen Hall

Kristen Hall always knew she wanted to work in education. The TeenQuest alumni started working as a bartender after she graduated from Carman Park Baker Career Academy in 2018 but knew she hadn’t found her dream job yet. “I was scrolling through Indeed one day and came across a job posting for KinderCare in Fenton,” […]

Partner Spotlight: Double Dragon Tang So Do

To add to YouthQuest’s programming, sites invite outside vendors into session to host clubs and activities. One of those vendors is Double Dragon Tang So Do – a local business that teaches basics in karate along with leadership, positive attitudes and confidence. “Physical fitness, leadership and enrichment are three of the main components of YouthQuest,” […]

Meet the YouthQuest Site Team Leaders

A new school year has started and with that is a new year for YouthQuest. Now in its 12th year, the program will continue to provide a quality afterschool program to Flint students. “We are excited to start the school year off strong with a great staff of site team leaders at our helm,” says […]

YouthQuest Highlights: July 2022

Arts & Dance This summer, YouthQuest provided staff support for Flint Community Schools, which hosted its own Summer Learning Experience Programs. At Pierce Elementary, students worked with Heart of Worship Dance Studio to learn about art and dance. In the program, students worked on a watercolor project where they learned how mixing different types of colors […]

On the Job: Kariona Colter

International Academy of Flint student Kariona Colter is currently working at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV) through Flint & Genesee Education & Talent’s Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) program. Graduating from TeenQuest in 2019, Colter has worked two jobs with SYI –the first with the North End Soup Kitchen – and is thankful for the opportunity […]

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