300 youth will work toward a cleaner Flint on Volunteer Service Day

300 youth will work toward a cleaner Flint on Volunteer Service Day

Residents of six local neighborhoods can expect their blocks to be more beautiful this week due to the combined efforts and energy of about 300 young people. For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Flint will partner with Summer Youth Initiative for its Volunteer Service Day. Participants in the program, who will cut grass […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber TeenQuest program to honor 120 graduates

Flint & Genesee Chamber TeenQuest program to honor 120 graduates

Success is nothing new to participants of a popular Flint youth program. The goal of TeenQuest, an initiative of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, is to promote succeeding as a lifelong habit for every student it reaches. TeenQuest,  a free afterschool pre-employment and leadership training program, will graduate 120 high school students on […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber propels 113 youth toward career readiness

Flint & Genesee Chamber propels 113 youth toward career readiness

  He might not have years of experience at it, but job-hunting doesn’t intimidate Demetrius Noakes. As a graduate of TeenQuest, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s award-winning work-readiness and life skills program, Noakes is better prepared than many young adults. Interview techniques, financial literacy and other tools are offered to TeenQuest participants, ages […]

Forward Momentum

Forward Momentum

Every movement starts with an idea. In the case of the Flint Forward (#FlintFwd) campaign, the idea was to promote the strength, creativity, and versatility of the community it represents. #FlintFwd began as a social media strategy to inspire a city bombarded by unflattering images and bad news. Flint business owner, investor and champion Jocelyn […]