Ohio Valley Goodwill’s popular Summer Youth program is now expanding to serve not only transition students in the Greater Cincinnati area but also, Butler County. Currently, the largest such program in the Greater Cincinnati area, this year’s Summer Youth program will serve more than 96 individuals over the three month period. 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 program, each student has the opportunity to learn work appropriate skills during the beginning of the program and then, actually participate in an interactive work simulated experience in the community on typical job sites. After their community job try-outs, each student reports back to their counselor through Goodwill partner agency, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, regarding their work experience and their job preferences.
A variety of work opportunities are explored including entertainment, landscaping, food service, day care, retail, warehousing and janitorial just to name a few. Worksites are spread across the Greater Cincinnati and Butler County communities and will offer the chance for students to fully become engaged in the different aspects that each employment opportunity presented.
For more information about the Summer Youth program, please call (513) 771-4800. Goodwill’s Summer Youth program is in its sixth year and is a collaborative project with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). For more information about Goodwill Employment Services, visit www.goodwillemploymentservices.com.