YouthQuest brought back YQ Biz just in time for the holidays!
On Saturday, Dec. 14, Genesee Valley Center expanded its retail offering to include 33 pop-up shops featuring the wares and goods of some of Flint’s youngest entrepreneurs. The small businesses, created and run by K-12 students in YouthQuest’s afterschool program, were in the mall’s J.C. Penney wing.
“YQ Biz is a great opportunity to support Flint students while working on your holiday shopping list,” said Nefertari Jones, program director of YouthQuest, which is administered by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
Shoppers were encouraged to ask the students questions about their businesses, including how they came up with the ideas and what it means to be an entrepreneur.
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About Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (www.flintandgenesee.org) is a premier business membership organization unlike most chambers of commerce. In addition to traditional member services, our responsibility includes serving as the lead economic development agency for Flint & Genesee, marketing tourism, youth programs, and leadership development and business training.