YouthQuest will be out of session from December 23 – January 4, however, there are plenty of activities to keep students busy during the break.
“We always encourage our students and families to continue to learn outside of program,” says Willie Buford, associate program director for YouthQuest. “When students are engaged, they have an easier time transitioning back to school in the new year.”
To help keep students engaged, parents might check out:
- Flint Institute of Arts (1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint) which provides free admission to residents of Genesee County.
- Flint Public Library (1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint) and Genesee District Library (multiple locations) have many free family activities through December.
- The new Sloan Museum of Discovery (1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint) offers a variety of interactive exhibits and learning opportunities for students of all ages and provides free admission to residents of Genesee County.
- Flint Children’s Museum (1603 University Ave., Flint) is a great place for students to experience hands-on learning.
Additionally, for families in need, there are several resources and programs available during the holiday season. Some resources include:
- Carriage Town Ministries, 605 Garland St., Flint
- Emergency food, clothing, shelter, health screening and more
- North End Soup Kitchen (NESK), 735 E. Stewart Ave., Flint
- Hot, balanced meals served 7 days a week, provides gifts for children in need
- Greater Flint Outreach Center, 1114 University Ave., Flint
- Provides food and clothing
- South Flint Soup Kitchen, 3410 Fenton Road, Flint
- Toys for Tots – Flint, 4425 South Saginaw St., Flint
- Provides holiday toys for children
- Old Newsboys of Flint, 6255 Taylor Drive, Flint
- Provides Christmas gifts for children who might otherwise go without
YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.