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Overcoming the Challenges of College with the Flint Promise Success Coaches
After earning his associate degree from Mott Community College earlier this year, Jaquay Renfro is now in his first year at his dream school: Kettering University. “If it weren’t for the Flint Promise, none of this would be happening for me,” said Renfro, who is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with plans to own his own automotive production company… Read More 

YouthQuest Students Begin Their Journey to Becoming Youth Entrepreneurs
A key component of YouthQuest is youth development and leadership, and one way students receive support in this is through YQ Biz – YouthQuest’s entrepreneurial club. This school year, YouthQuest is partnering with Genesee Intermediate School District, which received funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to bring this opportunity to students along with the chance to sell items from… Read More 

FACES of Flint & Genesee Business: Jason Trice, Bedrock Apparel
Bedrock Apparel owner Jason Trice – a Flint native that moved back to the area in 2017 to help take care of his mother – wanted his brand’s name to have a special meaning. “When I was growing up here, I was friends with the group of kids at Flint Northern High School who became known as the Flintstones at… Read More 

Lights On Afterschool: YouthQuest Celebrates with Fall- and Halloween-Themed Community Events
Recognizing the importance of afterschool with events Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30 (FLINT, Mich. – October 21, 2020) Tomorrow, Oct. 22, the historic arches along downtown Flint’s Saginaw Street will shine blue for the same reason that YouthQuest is hosting a series of family-friendly fall- and Halloween-themed events for the public. The activities aim to highlight the importance of… Read More 

The following statement should be attributed to Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, regarding General Motors' announcement today of new investments at the company's Flint Assembly facility: On any day, General Motors’ $32 million investment in Flint Assembly would be great news but it is especially great news coming at a time when Michigan is… Read More 

Voting is personal. I realize that. It’s also our civic duty and allows us to express our opinions on important matters such as health care, taxes, civil rights, trade and tariffs, and the economy. As with most elections, especially the presidential kind, there is much at stake. Some go as far to say that the Nov. 3 election is the… Read More