Math at Home
To help keep students learning after schools were closed in March, YouthQuest staff created math activity packets for all grade levels. These packets were sent home with YouthQuest students during meal pick-ups at individual sites. To view and download the packets, click here.
All Fun and Games
To encourage learning in an interactive way, students at Brownell STEM Academy participated in a word game to raise their reading levels. Students were given fly swatters and a board featuring vocabulary words they had learned throughout the week. They then waited for a YouthQuest learning guide to recite a word. With the fly swatter covering the word, students had then spell the word aloud and use it in a sentence.
Under the Sea
With the help of vendors from the Flint Cultural Center, students at Doyle Ryder Elementary learned dances and scenes from The Little Mermaid. Students utilized memorization skills when learning their lines and physical fitness when practicing dances for the show. The activities also helped students learn how to practice self-expression in a safe and fun environment.
Playing with Your Food
During snack time, students at Freeman Elementary were given trays with multiple compartments. To practice their math skills, students used the trays to visualize a variety of math problems using snacks. For instance, to determine the answer to 4 + 4, students placed four snacks each in two compartments before combining them to determine the answer. This game provided a learning experience during snack time.
Students at Pierce Elementary learned about responsibility through working a variety of jobs, including lunch table managers and cleanliness checkers. Students had to apply and interview for their position like they would a real job. Students were given work badges and “paid” in YQ Bucks, which they could trade in for snacks, toys and other prizes.
YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.