Flint Students Detail Benefits of Dropout Prevention Program During Whitmer Visit

FLINT — Listening to the results of Flint students enrolled in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer said at a round table discussion Thursday that similar programs need to be expanded throughout the state.

The program, offered by Mott Community College in partnership with Jobs for America’s Graduates and Michigan Works, helps students at risk of dropping out or who have already dropped out develop life skills and connects them with prospective employers and educational institutions.

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Students Help with Flint River Environmental Testing

FLINT — Some Flint students got to try their hand at testing the water quality of the Flint River Wednesday.

It’s part of a program called ‘Flint Green’.

Students from Flint Northwestern partnered with a G-M environmental engineer to learn what goes into testing water and how to determine its quality.

The goal of the project is to get students more engaged in the environment and interested in science careers.

“Knowing that they’re part of a bigger community who cares about the flint river and who cares about the environment, making sure that they’re empowered to do something about it so we do recycling at school, we plant flowers we do a lot of environmental activities and this is just another way to reinforce how they can make an impact,” said Jobs for Michigan Graduates Specialist.

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