Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

"Ohio Valley Goodwill Announces New Youth Mentoring Program!"

L to R: Tim Spoleti, Program Mgr, Marty Caffrey, Mentor Specialist, Donna Finklea, Data Recording Specialist Tuesday, March 2nd marked the date of the official launch of Ohio Valley Goodwill’s newest service option, its Goodwill GoodGuidesâ„¢ program. The new program is designed to assist youth in Northern Kentucky in overcoming disadvantages and avoiding delinquency. The GoodGuidesâ„¢ program is part of a national youth mentoring program in partnership with Goodwill Industries International. The goal of the program is to match at-risk youth with caring adults and provide them with guidance and support through career exploration and job readiness skills. The Goodwill GoodGuidesâ„¢ program engages adult volunteers who are expected to commit to supporting, guiding and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. Mentors help youth develop and reach positive academic, career and personal goals. The program targets youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are at-risk for dropping out of school, facing legal troubles, or are at-risk due to issues such as abuse, disability, drug or alcohol dependence, or gang membership. “With Goodwill GoodGuidesâ„¢, we will be able to offer expanded mentoring services to the youth of the Northern Kentucky community. Goodwill will recruit, train and support volunteer mentors to engage youth in promoting their career development and life skills,” said Tim Spoleti, Program Manager for GoodGuides of Ohio Valley Goodwill. Currently, the Goodwill GoodGuidesâ„¢ program is seeking caring, compassionate adult mentors to participate in its newest service opportunity for at-risk youth. For more information about the Goodwill GoodGuidesâ„¢ program and its mentoring opportunities, please contact Tim Spoleti at 513-771-4800, ext. 6220 or tspoleti@cincigoodwill.org