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Youth Committee Vision Statement: The Region 2000 Youth Committee’s vision is for the region’s youth to be a well-educated, emerging workforce with a strong foundation of basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities with competencies to meet the challenges of the region’s varied businesses.  With the support of a regionally coordinated education and training program, youth will be resourceful and able to:

  • Productively use interpersonal skills  
  • Organize, interpret, and communicate information
  • Understand social, organizational, and technological systems
  • Apply technology to specific tasks

Goodwill Youth Program

Goodwill Youth Programs provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable students to be work ready upon graduation. In Region 2000, Goodwill programs serve youth between the ages of 8 and 21. Although the different programs offered provide varying levels of services based on the needs of the individual, all have the same basic goal; to provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable students to be work ready upon graduation from high school or complete education and training programs that lead to employment.

Youth Eligibility

Eligible youth must be low income and face one or more of the following challenges to successful workforce entry:

  • Basic skills deficient
  • Foster child
  • School dropout
  • Pregnant or parent
  • Homeless or runaway
  • Offender
  • Need help completing an educational program or securing and holding a job.

Program Highlights

The WIOA Title I Youth program will help youth be prepared for post-secondary educational opportunities or employment. Key components of the program are:

  • School engagement/persistence to graduation
  • Study skills training
  • Summer work experience
  • Adult mentoring
  • Alternative school services
  • Follow-up services
  • Leadership development
  • Basic education
  • Occupational skills training
  • Tutoring
  • Paid and unpaid work experience
  • Comprehensive guidance counseling

Contact Goodwill Youthworks at: 434-455-5940