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Holiday Resource Guide 2020
During the holidays it can sometimes be hard to keep your students engaged and learning. YouthQuest will be out of session from Dec. 17- Jan. 4. However, there are many different things parents can do with their children to keep them learning and growing. “Continuing your student’s learning during winter break doesn’t have to be difficult,” says Nefertari Jones, program… Read More 

On the Job: Quanhyia Wade
Flushing High School Graduate Quanhyia Wade is in her first year as a nursing student at Mott Community College. But as she works on schooling, Wade is also working at Berston Field House through the Chosen Few Arts Council as an aide – a job that developed out of a position she took through Summer Youth Initiative last summer. “About… Read More 

Scholarship Guide 2021
For students who are attending college in the fall of 2021, now is the time to check out the scholarships that are available. Whether they are entering their first year or going back to school, there are a number of scholarships available in the area to help pay for tuition, room and board, and other expenses such as books. “It’s… Read More 

5 Tips on Registering for College Virtually
Whether a student is entering their first semester of college or going back to school, registering for classes can be one of the biggest struggles – especially online. However, there are steps students can take to make the process easier. “We see Flint Promise scholars struggle with registering for school all the time,” says James Avery, director of Education &… Read More 

Students Have Fun While Learning with STEAMQuest
In November, students in YouthQuest participated in STEAMQuest – a weeklong event filled with activities covering science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. STEAMQuest was created to replace the annual ArtQuest program by adding more elements to the lessons and creating a more interactive experience. The event, which was held primarily virtually, allowed students to explore STEAM concepts in a safe… Read More 

This week, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, although it will look and feel very different for most people than in previous years.  National and local public health experts are strongly recommending that we change the way we interact with our loved ones during the holidays. For many, this means: fewer table settings; a change in menu and possibly a smaller… Read More