YouthQuest Celebrates Year-End with Global Games

A world view, a global economic perspective and national pride are among the many things students will explore during the YouthQuest Global Games.  The event is the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest afterschool program’s year-end celebration.  On Saturday, June 2 at Kearsley Park hundreds of students will gather to participate in the YouthQuest Global Games United Nations from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Students from 15 YouthQuest school sites from throughout the region will present the countries they have created during afterschool activities.  Each site was tasked with creating a country name, creating a constitution, a monetary system and a national sport.

According to Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Employer Education and Training for the Regional Chamber, Global Games is all about helping students explore the interconnectivity of our world.

“Leaders of the future will need to have a global economic view,” said Hunyady.  “Global Games is designed to help youth gain that perspective.  We created a fun, interactive way for YouthQuest students to introduce the country they created, explain their currency and share the culture through this unique learning experience.  It’s impressive to see the creativity expressed during preparation for the games.”

YouthQuest is a free afterschool program that reaches more than 2,000 K-8 students at 15 school-based sites in Flint and Genesee County managed by the Regional Chamber.  For more information about Global Games or YouthQuest contact Rhetta Hunyady at (810) 600-1412.