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Let’s Play: Making Physical Fitness a Priority in Afterschool
Students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance and cognitive performance, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This, on top of maintaining a healthy and strong body, is one of the reasons why physical fitness is a priority in afterschool. “Physical fitness helps reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases and reduces feelings… Read More 

Community Resource Guide
Earlier this year, many families were impacted by the federal shutdown’s effect on public resources and assistance. Thankfully, Flint is home to many organizations devoted to assisting residents in need. The shutdown may be over, but these resources are always available. Here are a few resources that may be helpful to those in need this month: Carriage Town Mission Provides… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: January 2019
Hitsville U.S.A. Students at Pierce Elementary explored the roots of rock and roll at the Motown Museum in Detroit. Highlights from the field trip included seeing Michael Jackson’s signature hat and gloves, touring the recording booth where many famous singers got their start and singing along in the recording studio to “My Girl” by The Temptations. Quiet Down In the… Read More 

Black History Month: Exploring the Past, Present and Future
Duke Ellington, Dr. Mae Jemison and Crispus Attucks are some of the “hidden figures” in black American history that students will be learning about with the February theme: Black History Month. “By creating informational brochures, comic books or storyboards, students will have the opportunity to delve into the lives of these figures in black history,” says Cheryl Adkins, program director… Read More 

On the Job: Jalen Walker
There are multiple paths to take to get the same result. Carman Ainsworth graduate Jalen Walker knows this well. After graduating high school, he went to Michigan State University where he planned to pursue a degree in journalism. However, in his junior year, due to outside forces, Walker left school and began working in car sales. A move that was… Read More 

YouthQuest’s Willie Buford Selected for NatGeo Fellowship
The National Geographic Society recently named Willie Buford an Education Fellow. As an Education Fellow, Buford will support innovative project development and project leadership, share expertise on an emerging issue or priority and help incubate new ideas for improving K-12 geographic education. “I am excited to for the opportunities that will come with this fellowship,” says Buford. “I am looking… Read More