EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2020: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Gyms will remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures in place. Casinos, movie theaters and group exercise classes will be closed. Outdoor dining and parks remain open. Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; and more. For additional information, please visit michigan.gov.

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A family takes a photo near the rose garden at Applewood Estate in Flint, Michigan.

Need summer workers? Don’t miss this opportunity

Last summer, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan employed nearly 60 teen employees who helped serve 72,360 hot meals, sort 664,184 pounds of food and complete other important projects. “This allowed us to distribute at least 10 times more food than we would have been able to otherwise,” said Keri…

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Hit the Road: A Guide to Summer on the Road

Summer is upon us and YouthQuest middle and high school students are gearing up for Summer on the Road. Combining fun summer activities with career readiness, financial literacy and service learning, the program offers students new and exciting adventures that can prevent learning loss known as the…

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YouthQuest Highlights: May 2018

Helping Hands At Dye Elementary, students often ask to be a helper to a learning guide. Older students have made it a priority to earn the right to help clean the cafeteria when needed or assist with younger classes on field trips. Students have learned the importance of taking ownership and use…

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On the Job: Alizabeth Nelson

Kearsley High School graduate Alizabeth Nelson has been busy since her time in TeenQuest and Summer Youth Initiative. After graduation, she attended Grand Valley State University, working on a pre-medical degree. But she experienced a few speed bumps along the way. “I stumbled through my first year…

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$85,500 in Grants to Benefit Flint-Area Youth, Teens

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the organizations, foundations, businesses and individual donors that have contributed a total of $85,500 to support local youth programming in recent months. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of these grantors and donors,” says…

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How to Snag a Summer Job

With summer break on its way, teens are wondering what they can do with their time off. Fun in the sun is always a relaxing way to spend a break. However, there is a more productive way teens can spend their time and make money in the process: Getting a summer job. “Summer employment gives teens…

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Why Afterschool Matters

On May 2, 30 YouthQuest employees will participate in the second annual Out-of-School Time Celebration at the Michigan Capitol. There, staff, students and parents from afterschool programs around the state will have an opportunity to meet state legislators and voice their opinion on why afterschool…

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Don’t Miss YouthQuest’s Stop at 2nd Friday ArtWalk

Each month, the Greater Flint Arts Council hosts 2 nd Friday ArtWalk in downtown Flint. Local business and community organizations participate each month in this event hosting pop-up shops and live music. On May 11, YouthQuest’s middle and high school students will join in the fun by displaying their…

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YouthQuest Students Reflect on the School Year

It is a bittersweet time of year for students. The academic year is coming to an end, but with it comes summer activities and new possibilities for the upcoming year. As the year ends, YouthQuest students have the chance to remember the year with this month’s theme: Reflections. “It is important for…

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On the Job: Dondré Young

Since completing TeenQuest, Dondré Young has been very busy. After graduating from Southwestern Academy in 2010, he attended Michigan State University’s James Madison College where he obtained a business degree with a focus on social relations and policy. When Young graduated from college, he was…

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