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YouthQuest Highlights: September 2019
See, What Happened Was… Students at Flint Junior High took time to have an open conversation with each other about what concerns them throughout the day. Then students used mindfulness techniques and activities to help process their day. Clean Up After Yourself At Freeman Elementary, fifth and sixth-grade students stepped up and took responsibility in the cafeteria. Older students helped… Read More 

How to Prepare for the Flint & Genesee Job & Resource Fair
On Thursday, October 17, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will host the Flint & Genesee Job & Resource Fair. Up to 25 employers will be on-site at the Genesee Valley Center looking to hire entry-level positions. Additionally, community resources will be on-site to provide support to job seekers. “This is a great opportunity for job seekers,” says James… Read More 

On the Job: Desiree’ Pearson
Carman-Ainsworth High School Senior Desiree’ Pearson is a high achiever. Throughout her high school career, she has maintained status on the honor roll and is currently on track to becoming valedictorian of her class. And on top of all of this, she works as a bank teller through a paid internship with ELGA Credit Union. This is just the start… Read More 

Celebrating, Advocating Afterschool Hours
Afterschool programs are important for students, families and communities. Not only do they give students a safe place to go once school lets out, they also help build foundations that support students’ success. In Flint, YouthQuest offers support and engaging activities in areas including academics and STEM, enrichments activity, leadership development, community engagement, and health and nutrition. According to statistics… Read More 

Get to Know Dr. Kimberly Leverette
In August, Dr. Kimberly Leverette joined the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce as the Executive Director of Education & Training. In her role, she oversees all programs under Education & Training, including YouthQuest, TeenQuest, Summer Youth Initiative, Career Edge, Opportunity Youth RISE Group and Flint Promise. Leverette brings 20 years of educational experience to the Chamber, as well as,… Read More