YouthQuest Highlights: February 2022

YouthQuest students hold up Valentine's Day artwork.
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Sole on the Page

Middle and high school students at International Academy of Flint have been learning about creating designs for their own custom shoes. After creating these designs, students will have the opportunity to make their creations a reality by putting their designs on an actual pair of sneakers. This activity allowed students to express their creativity and learn about design and fashion.

Be My Valentine

To celebrate the holiday, students at Pierce Elementary hosted the “Spark the Heart” event, during which students participated in making crafts and various activities. At the end of the event, students were gifted bags with activities and games that they could play at home with their families. Parents and siblings were encouraged to participate back at home to keep the fun rolling.

Learning and Celebrating

At Potter Elementary, students participated in multiple activities to help celebrate and honor Black History Month. First, students set up a Black history museum display featuring pieces of art and instruments that date back to U.S. slavery. Next, the students chose figures from Black history and recited poems about them.

Do the Robot

Students at Flint Cultural Center Academy took a field trip to the Robot Garage in metro Detroit. There, students were able to experience hands-on STEM activities while learning how to build an actual robot. After students built their robots, they battled their creations to see who came out on top. These activities were fun and engaging and taught students about science and engineering.

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