YouthQuest students, aged at least 14 years and 9 months, now have an opportunity to participate in driver training. The program is made possible through a partnership with YouthQuest and On the Move, and funded by General Motors, through the United Way of Genesee County and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
“It is an amazing opportunity to be able to bring a Drivers Education program to Flint students,” says Nefertari Jones, program director of afterschool education for Flint & Genesee Education & Talent. “This has been a need in Flint for many years and with this partnership we’re able to bring it back.”
The YouthQuest Driver Safety and Education program will consist of two cohorts in its inaugural year. The first cohort will participate in segment one training from June 7 – 24 with an informational meeting and driver safety workshop on June 5. The second cohort will participate in segment one training from July 6 – 23 with an informational meeting and driver safety workshop on July 1. Segment two training will be offered this fall for each cohort.
Cohorts are limited to 15 students and will be available primarily to students who attend Flint Community Schools. Both segments as well as the informational meeting and driver safety workshop will be held at Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint.
To register for the YouthQuest Driver Safety and Education program contact the YouthQuest main office at (810) 600-1422.
YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.