State, local officials will help community celebrate $15 million, state-of-the-art school

State, local officials will help community celebrate $15 million, state-of-the-art school

A new option for education will bring new opportunity for youth with the opening of Educare Flint, the newly opened school on the campus of Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary. The $15 million, 34,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will welcome as many as 220 students will also welcome media, state and local dignitaries and other special community guests to […]

Shine On:  YouthQuest and other afterschool programs spotlighted

Shine On:  YouthQuest and other afterschool programs spotlighted

A youthful glow was seen on more than one face at the 18th Annual Lights On Afterschool, an annual nationwide rally that highlights the importance of providing afterschool programming for children. The initiative took place last month at 16 sites throughout the city. “It was a huge hit,” says LaKeitha Givens, the Program Director for YouthQuest,Flint & Genesee County […]

Smart Start: Early intervention and support for Flint youth

Smart Start:  Early intervention and support for Flint youth

New investments in early childhood education and intervention is welcome news to educators, healthcare professionals and parents facing lingering challenges associated with Flint’s water crisis. Timing is everything and, particularly, for Flint’s youngest residents, it’s critical, according to health experts who report that children who have been exposed to high levels of lead may face […]

Energizing Flint: $2 million pledge to support Flint high school graduates is welcome news

Energizing Flint: $2 million pledge to support Flint high school graduates is welcome news

Two million: That’s the commitment that Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the Consumers Energy Foundation collectively pledged toward creating a Flint Promise scholarship fund for Flint high school graduates. Consumers Energy Foundation’s $1 million commitment is the largest it has ever given, according to company officials, who distributed $840,000 to Genesee County-based nonprofits over […]

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]

Kettering University and its students take a hands-on role in moving Flint forward

Kettering University and its students take a hands-on role in moving Flint forward

Kettering University and its students are problem-solvers. The institution, founded in 1919 as General Motors Institute, believes in real-world, hands on cooperative education. That philosophy goes beyond the classroom and its co-op programs and extends into its home city, Flint. Over the past few years, Kettering students, parents and faculty have lent their time, talents […]