To set the stage for a great year, YouthQuest students are learning skills that will help create a positive environment where they can interact with each other in a healthy way. With activities that follow the theme of “Good Vibrations,” students will learn math, language arts, science and social studies, while exploring concepts such as making friends, choosing their words wisely and expressing themselves.
“We want to help students understand that their words and actions can have an impact on others,” says Cheryl Adkins, program director for YouthQuest. “For instance, by studying Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,’ students will learn the power of words.”
Other activities students will participate in this month include:
Parents can extend the lessons learned in YouthQuest with the following activities:
YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.