LakeVille High School and Boys & Girls Club Join TeenQuest
TeenQuest, the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce pre-employment leadership training program has added two new sited for the 2012-13 year. Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint and LakeVille High School are among five sites accepting applications from youth ages 14-18 who are in 9-12 grades for the fall training class.
According to Vicki Luoma, Superintendent of LakeVille Schools her district is thrilled to have TeenQuest available for students.
"We started hiring Summer Youth Initiative students three years ago and quickly realized how difficult it was for our local students to access the preparation available through TeenQuest for summer employment," said Luoma. "Now that TeenQuest pre-employment training is available in our district, it will enable our students to benefit from the leadership and employment opportunities available through the program. We are so grateful to the Regional Chamber for this wonderful opportunity to build a community coalition in support of our youth."
Jamie Gaskins, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Flint says having TeenQuest leadership and pre-employment training onsite will provide access for students from throughout the region who have not been able to participate in the past.
"Having TeenQuest onsite provides a great opportunity for growth and leadership training for our teens," said Gaskins. "We have hired teens in the past through Summer Youth Initiative and now we can provide employment training for a greater number of Boys & Girls Club teens. It is incredibly meaningful for our teens to gain the TeenQuest seal of approval as they enter the work world."
Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education and Training says the new sites are welcome additions to the TeenQuest program.
“Each year hundreds of TeenQuest graduates learn how to be leaders,” said Hunyady. “TeenQuest provides an exceptional opportunity for the participants at Lakeville High School and Boys & Girls Club, as well as the students at our other sites to gain the critical skills needed for success in the workplace and in life.”
TeenQuest is a five-week pre-employment and leadership training program designed to help Genesee County youth prepare for the future. Through TeenQuest students learn the basics of teamwork, business etiquette, work ethics, communication, goal setting and conflict resolution. The program is also a pre-requisite for employment through the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), which matches employers with TeenQuest graduates for summer employment.
For more information or to sign up for TeenQuest visit www.thegrcc.org/TeenQuest or call Paula Stainbrook at (810) 600-1413.