Roanoke, Virginia – Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board, and Total Action for Progress (TAP) are hosting a 2023 Graduation Carnival on Tuesday, June 6th from 3 pm – 6 pm at the Goodwill Parking Lot, 2502 Melrose Avenue, NW, Roanoke. The Graduation Carnival will be a fun event for graduating students from Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools. There will free food, haircuts, cap decorating, music, as well as community resources and employers represented.
Goodwill, Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board, and TAP are also working together to offer Summer Youth Work Programs to Roanoke Valley youth. There are several programs for eligible youth ages 14 – 21 offered both during the summer and year-round:
- Youth 14 – 24 can take part in paid work-based learning experiences, internships, and employment while participating in career readiness instruction focusing on resume writing, interview, and communication skills, among other important training.
- Depending on a young person’s age and career interests the partners will work with them and their families to determine the best program to meet their employment and training needs.
“We are eager to help bring not only the 2023 Graduation Carnival to Roanoke youth, but also multiple program opportunities for youth to participate in this summer and beyond,” states Stephanie Hoer, Vice President of Mission Services for Goodwill. “Partnering with the Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board and TAP allows us to have a larger impact and assists even more Roanoke youth achieve their fullest potential.”
For more information on the 2023 Graduation Carnival, view the flyer.
For more information on the Summer Work Programs for youth contact Goodwill, TAP, or the Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board.
About Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
Goodwill Industries® of the Valleys serves 35 counties and 14 cities throughout Central, Southwest, and Southside Virginia. Our vision to eliminate poverty is fueled by our mission of empowering individuals, strengthening families, and inspiring communities. Your donations and shopping allow Goodwill® to provide skills training, job placement, and support services to help people achieve their fullest potential. Visit www.goodwillvalleys.com for more information.
For more information or to set up an interview with Goodwill please contact:
Chelsea Moran, Marketing & Public Relations Manager: email@example.com
About Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board
The Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves to oversee and provide strategic leadership and convening for the regional workforce development system in the Roanoke Valley and the Alleghany Highlands. Serving eight localities, the GRWDB administers federal, state, and local funding for workforce development activities including job training, employment placement, and support services to businesses and job seekers in the region to support economic development and workforce needs. The Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aides and services and interpreters are available upon request. TDD-VA Relay: 711.
For more information or to set up an interview with the Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board please contact:
Leah Gibson, EO Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Total Action for Progress (TAP) is a community action agency that serves eleven localities in the Roanoke Valley and adjacent communities: the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Roanoke, and Rockbridge, and the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Roanoke, and Salem. Our mission is to help individuals and families achieve sustainable, equitable economic and personal independence through education, employment, affordable housing, and safe and healthy environments.
For more information or to set up an interview with TAP please contact:
Lateefah Trent,Youth Services & Education Manager: Lateefah.email@example.com