(FLINT, Mich., May 25, 2017) – Enrollment is underway for YouthQuest’s summer enrichment programs for elementary, middle and high school students in Flint and Genesee County.

YouthQuest offers high-quality activities and services that encourage the exploration of new interests in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), and promotes academic achievement, physical fitness, youth leadership and volunteerism.

“Summer may provide a break from school, but it shouldn’t be a break from learning,” said Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which administers YouthQuest. “With YouthQuest, we offer a variety of embedded learning activities outside of the traditional classroom setting. This summer, students will be immersed in everything from music and business to urban gardening and cooking!”

The program, which receives its primary support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, will run Mondays through Thursdays at the following sites, times and dates:

  • Carman-Ainsworth School District (Grades K-5): At Dye Elementary, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19-July 27. This site will also accept students from Dillon, Randels and Rankin elementary schools.
  • Flint Community Schools (Grades K-6): Brownell STEM Academy, Doyle-Ryder, Durant Tuuri-Mott, Eisenhower, Holmes STEM Academy, Neithercut, Pierce and Potter elementary schools. These sites will run 12:30-3:30 p.m., June 19-July 20.
  • Flint Community Schools/Freeman Elementary (Grades K-6): 3-6 p.m., June 19-22; and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 26-July 20.
  • International Academy of Flint (Grades K-6): 12-5 p.m., June 26-July 27.

Registration is currently open to students of the aforementioned schools through June 2. Open enrollment for K-6 students who live in Flint but are not students of Flint Community Schools begins June 5.

SUMMER ON THE ROAD

For middle and high school students, YouthQuest will provide Summer on the Road at Baker College of Flint from June 27 to August 4.

Designed for 7th to 12th graders, Summer on the Road aims to promote college and career readiness via field trips and fun activities. In addition to roller skating excursions, bowling and more, students will be able to choose from introductory classes in screen printing, electrical wiring, health care and more as they visit Baker College of Flint and Genesee Career Institute.

Summer on the Road will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Registration is open to all middle and high school students who live in Flint, regardless of where they attend school.

For more information, or to register your student for YouthQuest, visit www.yquest.org.

About YouthQuest

YouthQuest is a high-quality, research-based afterschool program offering educational and enrichment activities that engage young minds. Available at 15 sites in the city of Flint and Genesee County, YouthQuest serves nearly 2,000 students in grades K-12 each year. The program is administered by the Genesee Area Focus Fund, a supporting organization of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, with primary support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. For more information, visit www.yquest.org.