Middle School Students Experience Hands-On Learning with Summer on the Road


YouthQuest students will have a special opportunity this summer with Summer on the Road at Genesee Career Institute (GCI). From July 12-21, up to 50 preteens will gain experience with job training programs, learn about future career opportunities and practice leadership and team-building skills.

“We appreciate the continued partnership with Genesee Career Institute,” says Nefertari Jones, program director of afterschool education at Flint & Genesee Education & Talent. “This experience allows us to help prepare Flint youth for 21st-century careers.”

GCI is a career-technical education center serving 11th- and 12th-grade students across Genesee County.  GCI allows students to start training in their intended career field with programs including health career fields, information technology, automotive, electrical and cosmetology.

“At GCI, students can explore future careers and gain the skills they need to enter the workforce after graduation,” says Deborah Davis, principal of Genesee Career Institute. “By hosting YouthQuest students, we can expose them to future careers and show them the opportunities GCI offers.”

During Summer on the Road, students will participate in the following programs:

  • The Power of Print – Screen Printing and Dye Sublimation
  • Digital Photography
  • Introduction to Construction
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Base Camp Adventure Camp

Summer on the Road is available to students who attend YouthQuest at International Academy of Flint (IAF) in sixth through eighth grades. If your student attends session at IAF and is interested in participating, contact your site team leader or call (810) 600-1422.

YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.