YouthQuest is a free after school initiative operated by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Enriching Education and Preparing Our Workforce

Meeting the needs of our region's growing workforce with K-12 programs and trainings

Flint & Genesee Education & Talent is working to increase the number of students in the career and college pipelines through programs like YouthQuest, TeenQuest, and Summer Youth Initiative (SYI).

By building a solid foundation of personal, academic, and career-oriented skills, the programs offered through Education & Talent prepare the current and future workforce in Flint & Genesee.

K-12 PROGRAMMING

YouthQuest

YouthQuest is an innovative afterschool enrichment program for K-12 students in Flint & Genesee, offered at no cost to students.

TeenQuest

For students in grades 9-12, TeenQuest is designed to teach important skills needed to get and keep a job.

Summer Youth Initiative

The Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) program helps more than 500 qualified teens find employment each year.

KEY RESULTS

500+

students per month, on average, served remotely by YouthQuest at 13 sites

250

graduates of virtual TeenQuest sessions

19

nonprofits provided employment to Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) teens, while adhering to established safety protocols.

Career Development

TeenQuest in 2020

COVID-19 changed the format, but not the engaging learning experience. See how TeenQuest stepped up and stood out during a year that was anything but traditional.