Southwestern Classical Academy hosted a block party to connect with families and the community surrounding the school. There was fresh food given out to families, experts on hand with healthy tips, games, vendors and community partners sharing important information. Students and families had a great time hanging out and connecting with each other.
Students at Eisenhower Elementary grew a miniature garden in a terrarium. After planting the terrarium, students monitored the growth and wrote down observations each day. Each weekend, students took the terrarium home to take care of and, over one weekend, it started to sprout plants. Students were excited to see the growth and learn how the life cycle works.
During Mystery Club at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary, students had fun participating in various activities with the anticipation of not know what exciting project they might do each week. Students completed a variety of projects over the month of September including making homemade slime and experimenting with Kool-Aid pickles.
At Flint Cultural Center Academy, students were able to work with staff at the Sloan Museum doing fun, hands-on activities centered around STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. During the activities, students didn’t even realize they were learning because they were having so much fun. Through the hands-on activities, engagement with students was high which helped encourage learning along the way.
YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.