Goodwill’s Summer Youth Services Kicks Off for 2021!

Job Coach with Summer Youth StudentOhio Valley Goodwill’s very popular Summer Youth service began its 2021 season on Monday, June 7th. Currently, one of the largest such programs in the Greater Cincinnati area, this year’s Summer Youth will serve dozens of transition youth over two four week sessions. The program is designed to provide students with a variety of team building and vocational exploration experiences structured to help them gather information about the world of work.

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 Travis Smith, 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 http://www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services  Goodwill’s Summer Youth service offering is in its 10th year and is a collaborative project with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD).

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