In brief



Youth Summer Jobs Fair this weekend

FLINT TWP. —More than 1,100 teens, ages 14 to 18, are expected to attend the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) Jobs Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Baker College of Flint. More than 17 organizations will be looking for summer help. For-profit employers are eligible for a 50 percent SYI match of the students’ salary for the first 90 days of employment, according to a press release. Nonprofits compete for funding to pay 100 percent of the cost of employing the students. In 2013, nearly 550 teens were employed through SYI at more than 20 nonprofits and businesses in Flint and Genesee County. — R.S.

Deadline approaching for YouthQuest Job Fair

GENESEE COUNTY — On-line applications are due for review by May 1 for jobs with the YouthQuest after-school program. Only pre-qualified candidates will be invited to an information session and to schedule interviews at a YouthQuest jobs fair on May 7 and 8 at Word of Life Christian Church, 460 West Atherton Road near South Grand Traverse in Flint. Positions are open for site team leaders, site administrative assistants and learning guides for the 2014 summer program, June 23 to July 18, and the upcoming school year after-school program, Sept. 8 and runs through May 28, 2015.

Details: Visit www.yquest.org/. R.S.

National Prescription Drug Take-back Day is Saturday

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Township Police Department has a permanent prescription drug drop box in its lobby but many other law enforcement units will be participating in the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Collection sites include the Michigan State Police Post, G-4481 Corunna Road in Flint Township; the Grand Blanc Police Department, 5405 S. Saginaw Street; the Mott Community College Public Safety Building, entrance at Presidential and Gorman drives in Flint; the Swartz Creek High School media center, 1 Dragon Drive; Kearsley High School, 4320 Underhill Drive; the Genesee Township Police Department, 7244 N. Genesee Road; the Fenton Police Department, 311 S. Leroy Street; and the Flushing Police Department, 725 E. Main Street. The twice-a-year effort is designed to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

In a collection last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. — R.S.


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