General Motors announced their Student Corps summer internship program will expand to Flint this year.

GM made the announcement on Wednesday that this year's program will include a group of ten students from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy high school. The Student Corps program provides over 120 Detroit-area and and Flint students with paid internships and the opportunity to give back to their neighborhoods. The teams tackle restoration, repair, landscaping and cleanup projects at neighborhood parks and schools that will help them develop teamwork, leadership skills and a service mindset. Students will work with retiree mentors to manage all aspects of their projects from budgeting to planning. They also tour GM facilities and colleges for a variety of career and educational opportunities. The school select the students based on their leadership potential, dedication, determination and grit. Leaders from each team present their results to Mark Reuss, executive vice president of global product development for GM.

Last year's accomplishments in Detroit show what might be done in Flint: eight parks were refurbished, 425 trees were planted, 392 yards of mulch were laid, 223 gallons of paint were applied, 205 bags and 29 dumpsters of plant overgrowth and 30,000 pounds of food were distributed via local hunger organizations.

Welcome to Flint GM Student Corps and thanks!