GoodGuides Youth Program

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GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program

Goodwill is enhancing its successful national youth mentoring program in an effort to assist more youth in high-risk situations to make better life choices. At this critical moment, with high youth unemployment discouraging many teens, young people need positive role models who show them that they can indeed succeed. Goodwill GoodGuides® is made possible through a $9 million three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. This will provide for additional training and mentor support, advocacy and teaching roles for mentors, expanded parent engagement and more structured activities at 22 Goodwill agencies around the United States.

Through a partnership with Groves High School and Hubert Middle School, the GoodGuides program serves youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who want to learn about careers and prepare for success. It helps them build career plans and skills and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and productive work.

The enhanced GoodGuides program seeks to assist young people with career exploration, the development of critical employability skills, and the development of a positive relationship with caring adults.

For more information contact Sonja at sfulcher@goodwillsavannah.org.