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|Goodwill Announces Teen Mentoring Program
|Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is has announced its new youth mentoring program, GoodGuides. The program is designed to help teens finish school and transition into productive careers, through the guidance of trusted adults.
"Goodwill has a history of helping people become self-sufficient through work. In the case of 'GoodGuides', we are starting early and helping at risk youth get on the right track to a productive future," said Patty Fuchs, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois President and CEO.
The program targets at-risk youth ages 12 to 17 who may be considering dropping out of school, facing legal troubles or who are at risk for delinquency. Its goal is to help them build career plans and skills, and prepare for school completion, secondary training and productive work. This is done by providing structured and supportive relationships with trusted adult mentors.
Mentors will be recruited, trained and supported by Goodwill to engage these youth in promoting their career development and life skills. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a mentor please contact Elizabeth McCombs at 309-682-1113, ext. 118.
'GoodGuides' is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is one of only 56 independent Goodwill agencies to be awarded a portion of the grant.
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois provides job training, career and vocational services to individuals who face barriers to employment. Revenues from the sale of gently-used items support the Vocational Services programs of Goodwill. For further information on retail stores, donation centers and vocational services, visit the website at www.goodwillpeo.org or call the Administrative Offices at (309) 682-1113.
(Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois)
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