Genesee District Library Launches Summer Reading Challenge

The Genesee District Library (GDL) Summer Reading Challenge is underway.  Patrons may visit one of GDL’s 19 branches to pick up their reading logs and sign-up prize. “If kids read during the summer they can avoid the summer slump,” said Katie Badgley, Genesee District Library Children’s Librarian. “They get so much vocabulary out of books, and if they like the story, they don’t even realize how much they’re learning.” Until August 4 participants can earn prizes for hitting reading benchmarks. At the end of the challenge children will earn a…

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Science Day at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad – June 16

If you’re fascinated by unusual inventions, engineering and science come to Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, June 16.  They will feature inventors and inventions from the 19th century to now. Learn about steam power and how it is used in many different forms throughout the Village then and now. See demonstrations, and listen to some of the great history from our Village interpreters. On this special day in the Village, several organizations, groups and schools will be on hand to encourage and inspire your interest in science and technology. FIRST…

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Flint Community Schools Graduates 223 Students During Ceremony at The Whiting

Two hundred and twenty-three students from Flint Community Schools were recognized at The Whiting on Tuesday, June 5 in the culminating event for the 2018 graduating class. Graduates from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, Flint Northwestern and the Accelerated Learning Academy were recognized by FCS staff, their families and community members. “The 2018 graduating class is filled with bright, creative and ambitious students that are destined for success in the next chapter of their academic and personal journey,” said Kelly Fields, Flint Northwestern and Accelerated Learning Academy principal. “Graduation is always…

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Genesee District Library Presents Grammy-Nominated Jazz Group, Straight Ahead

FLINT – Nothing says “summer” like the annual Straight Ahead concert at Genesee District Library’s Headquarters branch. The Grammy-nominated, Michigan-based jazz group will perform on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. Straight Ahead is known for strong, inventive instrumentals and vocals, and is widely recognized for an eclectic and soulful approach to creating music. The group features the “Rhythm Sister” Marion Hayden on bass, Eileen Orr on piano, Gayelynn McKinney on drums and the dynamic Kymberli Wright on vocals. “This is a lively show,” said Community Relations Manager Kelly Flynn.…

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YouthQuest Enrichment Program Combats Summer Learning Loss

Enrollment is underway for YouthQuest, an enrichment program that helps area students beat summer boredom while preparing them for the next school year. “Many students experience learning loss during the summer, especially when it comes to reading and math,” said Cheryl Adkins, program director of YouthQuest, which is administered by the Genesee Area Focus Fund, a supporting organization of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. “One way to mitigate this ‘summer slide’ is to engage…

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Genesee County Court Announces Amnesty Program

      Pay Late Court Fees Without Penalty in June The 67th District Court in Genesee County has announced an amnesty program for individuals delinquent on payments to the Court. The amnesty program is a one-time program designed to enhance collections and assist the Court in clearing a backlog of old files. The program offers waivers of late fees to individuals upon payments of fines and costs in full. All misdemeanor cases and civil infraction cases in which a late fee has been assessed are eligible for amnesty. Payment can…

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MOTT NEXT – Summer Youth Programs at MCC

Mott Community College (MCC) will launch MOTT NEXT for the next generation this summer. The program features a variety of half-day, full-day and one-week programs for Middle School and High School-aged students to explore topics from Crime Scene Investigation, Music Technology, Cosmetology and Brain Camp (Experimental Psychobiology lab). The MOTT NEXT line-up includes: June Marketing YOU! Tools to Land a Summer Job Tues, June 19, 9am – 2pm (grades 10 and up) Lapeer Center   Youth Business Camp Thurs, June 21, 9am – 3pm (grades 6 – 8)   July…

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Fostering Futures Scholarship Applications Due By June 30

LANSING, Mich. – With National Foster Care Month ending May 31, the Michigan Department of Treasury reminds students who have experienced foster care about the financial resources available to help pay for college, particularly the Fostering Futures Scholarship. The Fostering Futures Scholarship Program—administered in partnership by Treasury’s MI Student Aid, the Michigan Education Trust (MET) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services—provides up to $3,000 for eligible college expenses to young adults who have experienced foster care. Awards are given based on need and paid to the students’…

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MCC Seeks Community Input for 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Mott Community College (MCC) is planning for the future, and is looking for community input. The College launched its 2019-2021 Strategic Planning process in April, and the College is seeking community input on what MCC should accomplish in the next three years. The public is invited to participate in a Community Conversation for Strategic Planning session with MCC. The first is Wednesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center (709 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48503) Room 1103. Lunch will be provided, but an RSVP is requested…

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Nestle Agrees to Provide Bottled Water to Three Flint Locations

Mayor Karen Weaver recently announced that Nestle Waters has agreed to provide bottled water to Flint residents. “We have been in conversation with representatives at Nestle Waters and they have generously agreed to provide the three Help Centers in Flint with bottled water for the next several months,” said Weaver. “I want to thank Nestle for their willingness to help the people of Flint. I also want to thank everyone who had a hand in helping to make this a reality, Senator Jim Ananich and Jamie Gaskin and his team…

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