Adventures await students in YouthQuest Summer on Road Program

FLINT – Flint middle and high school students still have time to enroll for six weeks of exploration and adventure – all at no cost — as YouthQuest gears up for its Summer on the Road program.

On Mondays through Thursdays from June 22-July 30, YouthQuest middle and high school students will have the opportunity to experience the best Michigan has to offer. The program runs from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., kicking off with daily lunches at the Word of Life activity center in Flint before hitting the road.

“Summer on the Road is like our school year program on steroids – field trips, career exploration, STEM education, and of course, fun,” said Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. YouthQuest is administered by the Chamber and generously funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

Currently, 85 students are registered for YouthQuest Summer on the Road. Up to 125 students will be accepted through June 22. Any student enrolled in Grades 7-11 at Flint’s Northwestern or Southwestern middle/high schools, or the International Academy of Flint middle school, can enroll in Summer on the Road, even if the student didn’t attend the YouthQuest program during the school year.

YouthQuest is a comprehensive, free afterschool program that serves K-12 students throughout Flint Community Schools, in Carman Ainsworth, and at the International Academy of Flint. Summer on the Road is for middle and high school students. Elementary students will participate in the traditional

To register for YouthQuest Summer on the Road, students can sign up at participating school sites, online at, or at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, 519 S. Saginaw St., Suite 200, downtown Flint.

For more information about YouthQuest, contact Hunyady at — G.G.

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