The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $150,000 from multiple organizations in support of economic development, afterschool programming and job preparedness in Genesee County. The grantors include:
- Chase Foundation, $100,000 (Economic Development)
- United Way of Genesee County, $30,000 (TeenQuest, YouthQuest)
- Whiting Foundation, $10,000 (YouthQuest)
- Herman Miller Cares, $5,000 (YouthQuest)
- Child Welfare Society, $5,000 (YouthQuest)
“The Chamber is committed to creating an economically vibrant future in Genesee County and preparing the region’s future workforce for success,” said Tim Herman, CEO at the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “This can only be achieved with the support of our funders and many other partners, and we are grateful for their generosity.”
Specifically, the funding will benefit business retention and attraction activities led by the Flint & Genesee Chamber. It will also support two of the Chamber’s youth and teen programs, YouthQuest and TeenQuest.
YouthQuest is a comprehensive afterschool program that provides educational, enrichment and physical fitness opportunities for students in grades K-12. TeenQuest is a pre-employment and leadership training program for high school students, ages 14-19, in Genesee County.
Both programs – offered at no-cost to participants – are currently underway at multiple school sites in Flint and Genesee County.
To learn more about the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, YouthQuest or TeenQuest, visit www.flintandgenesee.org.