Goodwill’s popular Summer Youth Services is currently planning for the start of its 2023 season on June 13th. The program is designed to provide students with a variety of vocational exploration experiences as well as paid work opportunities to help students gather information about the world of work. The first Summer session is scheduled for June 13th until June 29th on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays only and the second session will be offered July 10th until August 10th, Monday through Thursday.
As part of the Summer Youth Service, each student has the opportunity to learn work appropriate skills in a paid work experience in the community on typical job sites. After their community work experience, each student along with Goodwill staff report to the referring counselor through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, regarding the experience and job preferences. In this follow-up meeting, the Goodwill team member provides recommendations to assist individuals in moving forward with their vocational goals.
This year’s Summer Youth participants will have the opportunity to experience a variety of different work responsibilities and will be supported by Goodwill team members at all locations. A host of work opportunities are explored including at seven different Goodwill locations across the Greater Cincinnati community and offer the chance for students to fully become engaged in the different aspects that each employment opportunity presents. “As always, Goodwill is delighted to welcome our wonderful Summer Youth participants to the exciting service we have planned which will help to introduce them to the world of work,” said Terry Wilson, Summer Youth Services Manager.
For more information about Goodwill’s Summer Youth services, please call (513) 771-4800. For information about Goodwill’s Employment Services, visit https://www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services Goodwill’s Summer Youth service offering is in its 12th year and is a collaborative project with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD).