Teens looking to gain pre-employment and leadership skills can sign up for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce TeenQuest summer program until the session begins on July 7. The summer session will run Monday through Thursday, July 7 – 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Baker College of Flint and New Jerusalem Church in Flint.
TeenQuest is offered to Genesee County high school students and is designed to help them develop the necessary skills to prepare for a job, get a job and keep a job. Teens must be in the 9th -11th grades during the current school year to be eligible for the summer session. Students currently in the 8th grade who going into the 9th grade in the fall, are not eligible for the summer session but are encouraged to apply for the after school sessions that begin in September.
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to the 2015 SYI Job Fair, and have access to other employment opportunities throughout the year. More than 500 TeenQuest graduates secured summer jobs with area nonprofit agencies through the SYI Job Fair in 2014 and with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources teen summer employment initiative.