Flint launches community-wide literacy campaign

Flint launches community-wide literacy campaign

Flint Community Schools want students to start flexing their literacy muscles year-round. In partnership with the Mayor Karen Weaver’s office and other community supporters, the school district has launched “Extra, Extra Read All About It” to encourage families to read during non-classroom days and times. Flint Community Schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab, Flint Director of Community […]

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

Flint Community Schools is raising its literacy mission to a level beyond classroom lessons. Adding their talents and energy to the efforts of local teachers are central office employees who’ve launched a new program that combines reading with mentoring. Sixty first graders have begun meeting with Flint Community Schools central office team members for CONNECT […]

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Genesee District Library’s Black History Month Brunch

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Genesee District Library’s Black History Month Brunch

If you’re a fan of America’s Got Talent you probably remember Linkin’ Bridge. The a cappella group made it to the finals in 2016. Here’s your chance to see them live. Linkin’ Bridge will headline the Genesee District Library’s 17th Annual Black History Month Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center […]

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

The 13-year-old’s confession caught her mother by surprise. Tracy Palmer knew her daughter had experienced bullying, but she hadn’t known the full extent. Hiding in restrooms, panic attacks and other daily stress were often part of the student’s school day. “She opened up and told us things we had never even talked about,” Palmer recalls. […]

Doyle Ryder Elementary School wins $5,000 in Keep Genesee County Beautiful Recycling Contest

Doyle Ryder Elementary School wins $5,000 in Keep Genesee County Beautiful Recycling Contest

Students at Doyle Ryder Elementary School take recycling seriously, and it earned them $5,000 for their school. Doyle Ryder came in first place Keep Genesee County Beautiful’s 7th annual Recycle-Bowl competition with 10,596.53 pounds of recycling. That’s a lot of trash that won’t end up in landfills. Keep Genesee County Beautiful collaborated with Flint’s Community […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s ‘2020: Building the Future’ sees a revitalized city, county

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s ‘2020: Building the Future’ sees a revitalized city, county

As we wind up 2017 it’s a good time to think about the past and plan for the future. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has done both. Earlier this year it launched an initiative called “2020: Building the Future.” It focuses on development projects and education and destination programs that the chamber says […]

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 […]

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