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YouthQuest Highlights: January 2021
New Year, New STEAM Durant-Turri-Mott Elementary started 2021 off strong with a month dedicated to STEAM. Each week of January, students participated in an activity focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math, respectively. Some of the activities included building cars out of household items and building model robots out of food items. These activities helped students relate to concepts… Read More 

On the Job: Tim Szary
Linden High School graduate Tim Szary is diving into his career as a systems engineer at Raytheon Technologies, and he made his own way to get where he is today. “I took a slightly unique path,” says Szary. “After high school, I went to the University of Michigan-Flint for their two plus two program. I was able to take two… Read More 

Crim Sports Help Students Stay Active at Home
In a holistic approach to afterschool programming, YouthQuest and the Crim Fitness Foundation are working together through the Flint Community Education Initiative to provide sports to Flint students. At the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, YouthQuest updated its model to be more inclusive with two pathways for students: YQ Comprehensive and YQ Clubhouse. YQ Comprehensive acts as the traditional… Read More 

Summer Jobs: Gaining Experience Before Graduation
Getting a first job is an important step in a person’s life. Thanks to Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), getting a first job as a teenager can be more accessible for TeenQuest graduates. “Our SYI program gives TeenQuest graduates the opportunity to interview with local employers for a summer job,” says James Avery, director of Education & Training at the Flint… Read More 

The Importance of Teaching Black History
February marks Black History Month in the United States. The history of the month dates back to the 1920s when it was celebrated for a week. It then grew to the month-long celebration we know now in the 1970s as part of a movement by Black students and faculty at Kent State University. “Although we drive home the importance of… Read More