Youth to Work

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The Goodwill Youth to Work program provides work experience and vocational activities to youth, ages 14 to 21, who are economically disadvantaged and at-risk. The program focuses on areas such as developing work maturity skills, writing a resume, interview skills, problem solving skills, and support services.

Youth are referred to the Youth to Work program by community and state agencies or the local school systems. The program is funded through the Children’s Services Act (CSA) and local or state government.

Program Highlights

The Youth to Work program provides:

  • Paid work experience
  • Transportation
  • Leadership development
  • Supportive services
  • Occupational training skills
  • Follow-up services

Benefits of the Program

  • Work within the home community leads to understanding of the importance of giving back.
  • Referral from appropriate agency ensures program outcomes match with youth’s needs.
  • Provided transportation ensures participation.
  • Paid community work experience is an educational stipend.
  • Four to one ratio ensures personalized attention.
  • Services are provided as needed in a variety of community settings at times that are agreeable to the youth and his/her family.

Youth to Work is offered to individuals beginning at age 14 living in the Counties of Franklin and Bedford and at age 16 in the City of Roanoke.

GoodGuides® Youth to Work

Following the same guidelines as the Youth to Work Program, youth who participate will also have the opportunity to be matched with an adult volunteer mentor in a structured and supportive relationship.

For more information on Goodwill’s Youth to Work program, e-mail or call (540) 483.0296 ext. 107.