YouthQuest Highlights: February 2023

Sharing Culture

At Pierce Elementary, students focused on cultural diversity during intercession. During that week, they did a history lesson focusing on researching various places around the world and learned about the history and culture of each country. Students took notes to identify each country’s capital, language, cuisine, climate, and flag. At the end of the week, the staff brought in food from each country they studied for students to taste and enjoy.

A Super Time

Students and their families at Brownell Elementary celebrated the Super Bowl with a math-themed Family Night in February. Families joined YouthQuest for a math scavenger hunt and to participate in a Super Bowl prediction ballot. Students who voted for the Kansas City Chiefs (the winners of the Super Bowl) received a prize the following Monday for guessing correctly. During the event, students and their families also participated in math games and watched a Cheer performance by students.

Picture Perfect

At Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary, students partook in a photography club in February. During the club, students had the chance to learn about the key components of a camera, how to take a picture, and different styles and angles. It was a great way to show students a new tool they can use, and it provided enrichment through creativity.

Be My Valentine

Potter and Doyle Ryder Elementaries celebrated Valentine’s Day in a few different ways last month. With YouthQuest vendor Pudges Place, students learned how to decorate their own cookies and cupcakes and made Valentine’s Day-themed treats. Students also celebrated the holiday with a Valentine’s Dance for fifth- and sixth-grade students.

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