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YouthQuest Highlights: May 2020
Keeping in Touch With virtual programming underway, YouthQuest staff have been keeping up with family engagement by calling parents on a weekly basis. During these check-ins, staff asks a variety of questions to ensure families have the resources they need, including food security, technology and support in keeping up with home learning. Egg-Citing Science Every week using Microsoft Teams, the… Read More 

On the Job: Cevannah Scott
In 2018, Cevannah Scott left her career in higher education and made the move to Columbus, Ohio to try something new. “I had family in Columbus, and they took me in,” says Scott, who completed TeenQuest while attending Carman Ainsworth High School. “Then I was offered an opportunity to interview for a job at Discover Financial Services and I made… Read More 

Flint Promise Scholars Share Their Favorite Classes
With the Flint Promise scholarship, high school graduates in the city of Flint have the opportunity to attend Mott Community College, Kettering University and the University of Michigan-Flint for little to no cost. Recently, Afterschool Download caught up with Flint Promise scholars and discussed their favorite classes since starting college. Listen to what they had to say. Flint Promise—which is… Read More 

Amari Green
(FLINT, Mich., June 1, 2020) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced Amari Green, a graduating senior at Southwestern Classical Academy, as the recipient of the 2020 Katharine Roat Stevens Scholarship. The scholarship fund is held at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and managed by the Flint & Genesee Chamber Foundation, a supporting organization of the Flint… Read More 

6 Things You Can Buy at the Flint Farmers’ Market
On Tuesday, June 2 the Flint Farmers’ Market will reopen their doors for the first time since March with new guidelines for vendors and customers. The Market will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. while still offering curbside pickup on Saturdays with pre-ordering online on Wednesdays. Guidelines include: Wearing a mask or face covering… Read More 

FACES of Flint & Genesee Business: Deborah Johnson, Citizens Statewide Security, Inc.
In 2003, after working in the security sector in the Flint area for six years, Deborah Johnson and her husband, Michael, decided to take the business into their own hands. “Why not go out on a limb?” says Johnson. “Isn’t that where the fruit is?” Working in their basement, the couple launched Citizens Statewide Security, Inc. “We started with the… Read More