Want a Summer Job? The Application Process Starts Now


There are plenty of summer job opportunities for TeenQuest graduates through Summer Youth Initiative (SYI). Graduates of the pre-employment and leadership training program who are in high school and between the ages of 14-19 are invited to apply for the SYI Job Fair that will be held at the end of April. Applications are due March 27.

“Through TeenQuest, students learn skills that prepare them for the workforce and beyond,” says James Avery, Director of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations, we give students the opportunity to use those skills through summer jobs.”

In SYI, students get on the job training from a variety of local businesses and organizations. Past employers have included Genesee County Parks, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and the Flint Public Library.

Haven’t taken TeenQuest? There is still time to graduate before applications are due. The next TeenQuest session runs February 24-March 27 at the following locations and times:

  • Bentley High School, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Carman-Ainsworth Baker Academy, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Genesee STEM Academy, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Grand Blanc High School, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Hamady High School, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Lake Fenton High School, 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Swartz Creek High School, 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Those who have already graduated from TeenQuest will receive a letter and application in the mail. Students who attend the next session on TeenQuest will have an opportunity to fill out the application at the end of the session. To fill complete the application online, click here.

TeenQuest and Summer Youth Initiative are made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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