YouthQuest to Launch at Bentley Community Schools

Students in the Bentley Community Schools district will soon be able to take part in YouthQuest. Beginning Jan. 8, the afterschool program will be available to students who attend Bentley Middle School and Barhitte Elementary.

“We’re excited to expand YouthQuest to Burton,” says LaKeitha Givens, YouthQuest Program Director. “This is a first for us, and we look forward to welcoming new students and their families into our program.”

The programming at Bentley will offer students a nutritious dinner, engaging academic activities, field trips and many opportunities to develop leadership skills.

“We take a holistic approach to learning,” Givens says. “The activities are connected to the school day, but we’re also paying attention to the students’ personal, social and emotional wellbeing.”

The Bentley site will be based at Barhitte Elementary. Transportation will be provided for middle school students attending the program.

The YouthQuest program will run at Barhitte Monday through Thursday 2:45-6:30 p.m. for middle school students, and 3:30-6:30 p.m. for elementary students.

Registration is open for both age groups. Families may register at

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