In brief

Jobs for Michigan’s graduates prepares future leaders

LANSING — Last week nearly two hundred Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) students from across Michigan took part in JMG’s annual Leadership Day in partnership with the Michigan National Guard and the YMCA Camp Hayo-Went Ha.

In its fifth year, Leadership Day provides student leaders from the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program the opportunity to develop leadership skills such as leading and influencing teams, communication, problem solving, and resiliency.

In a departure from past Leadership Day events held at the State Capital, this year Youth Solutions partnered with the Michigan National Guard and the YMCA to provide JMG students with hands-on, interactive leadership experiences.

At the Fort Custer Training Center in Augusta, students rotated through the Leadership Reaction Course in small teams to accomplish complex tasks such as moving military equipment and themselves across obstacles. Students were also taught leadership fundamentals by the Michigan National Guard and learned about career opportunities with the Guard.

Students participating in activities at the YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha in Torch Lake had similar experiences where they were pushed to the limit on the Challenge Course consisting of zip lines, tower climbs, and a high ropes obstacle. The course helped students improve team work and communication skills while challenging themselves physically. — G.G.

Upcoming small business training in Flint

FLINT — The following is a free training event sponsored by the I69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). Workshops will be held at Oak Business Center.

There is no fee for the trainings, but advance and separate registration for everyone is required.

“Writing a Business Plan”, Nov. 28 from 1-3:30 p.m. Details: Visit https:// clients.sbdcmichigan.org/workshop.aspx- ?ekey=60380037. — G.G.

MTA receives the Celia Turner Above and Beyond Award

FLINT — The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint & Genesee County presented Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority with the Celia Turner Above and Beyond award for outstanding dedication and igniting potential of Genesee county’s youth, recently. The Big Brothers Big Sisters event celebrates and recognizes ongoing accomplishments of volunteers and community support partners. — G.G.

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