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YouthQuest

YouthQuest supports middle and high school students with career and college readiness through a program called Summer on the Road.

The Hagerman Foundation awarded a grant to YouthQuest, an after school and summer enrichment program that serves more than 2,000 K-12 students each year in Flint and Genesee County.

YouthQuest’s Summer on the Road program supports middle and high school students with career and college readiness. Over the summer some students presented commercials at Herman Miller and others created foot molds during an orthotics and prosthetics workshop at Baker College.

“We are grateful to The Hagerman Foundation for supporting our efforts to provide a year-round learning experience for local youth,” said Rhetta Hunyady, vice president of education and training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. By keeping students engaged through field trips, leadership opportunities and community engagement, YouthQuest helps prepare them for success in both the present and future.”

YouthQuest offers activities and services that encourage exploration within the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), and promotes academic achievement, physical fitness, youth leadership and volunteerism.

“We were excited to support an organization that promotes STEAM education all year long,” said Becky Foerster, executive director of The Hagerman Foundation. “It is important to keep children engaged in learning, especially during the summer months. YouthQuest provides educational support and fun to students all over Genesee County.”