What do cookies, college and skyscrapers have in common? They’re all part of this month’s theme – The Sky is the Limit – which centers on the sky and goal setting.
“We’re always looking for fun ways to introduce students to new ideas and interests,” says Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “So instead of pulling out a textbook to explain the different phases of the moon, we give students a stack of Oreo cookies and instruct them to scrape off varying amounts of frosting to depict the moon in the sky. It’s all about igniting their imagination and desire to learn.”
What else is YouthQuest up to in January? Lots! For instance:
Want to help extend their learning beyond YouthQuest? Parents can try some of the following activities to keep students engaged at home in the evening, on Fridays and during the weekend:
FOR OLDER STUDENTS
Rather than use themes, YouthQuest’s middle and high school programs aim to encourage leadership through short-term and long-term clubs. This month, for instance, students have the option to join one of the robotics clubs offered at Southwestern, Northwestern and International Academy of Flint. To build on their enthusiasm at home, consider a field trip to Flint Steam Works, which offers “Open Shop” on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.