WIA Title I Youth

A Foundation for Future Success

Goodwill operates the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Youth programs for multiple Workforce Investment Boards in Virginia. The program is designed to provide leadership, development training, employment, and educational opportunities to eligible, in and out of school, youth ages 14 to 21.  For youth still enrolled in school, priority will be given to those in their last two years.

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

  • Dropout prevention
  • 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

For more information on the WIA Title I Youth Program, e-mail wfd@goodwillvalleys.com or call (540) 581.0620 option 5

WIA Youth is offered to individuals living in the Counties of Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Giles, Greene, Highland, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and the Cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Waynesboro.