KEEPING IN TOUCH
Third and sixth grade students at International Academy of Flint have been writing letters with students from Slauson Middle School in Ann Arbor. During the summer, the students exchanged letters with a second round arriving in late September.
TWICE IS NICE
Throughout the school year, Freeman Elementary hosts at least one family night a month and encourages families to participate in physical fitness activities both on and off site. In September, the school held two family nights for the families to see what YouthQuest has to offer. The first family night of the school year introduced the parents to the YouthQuest staff, while the second event introduced families to the program’s offerings, Sphinx, sports and more.
LEADERS IN TRAINING
Older students at Eisenhower Elementary are stepping up to be Junior Leaders to their learning guides. The students help their learning guides by keeping track of the other students who have eaten dinner, delivering water to classrooms, setting up dinner and cleaning up afterward. The students chosen to be Junior Leaders have good grades, model excellent citizenship and, most importantly, help their peers with their homework.
NATIVE AMERICAN DAY
Each month, students at Randels Elementary celebrate a different holiday. In September, for instance, the students recognized Native American Day, a holiday recognized in select states during the fall. The day aims to honor Native American cultures and contributions to their country and respective states. As part of the celebration, students created Native American head wear, neck wear and foods.
YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.