(SAVANNAH) On Thursday, May 14 Goodwill GoodGuides will be holding a recruitment event at Hubert Middle School at 1:30 PM for both mentors and mentees interested in guiding the youth in the community. This recruitment event will provide interactive games for the youth and potential mentors to enjoy.
GoodGuides seeks creative opportunities for our mentees to not only have fun, but to learn important lessons and skills that will better them as a person now and in the future as well. Games 2 U will provide laser tag, a game bus, and other interactive games for the current mentees to enjoy as a reward to for reaching their goal this year. They see fun, but GoodGuides realizes these games help to provide team building, leadership, cardio, hand-eye coordination, among other skills are being exercised while they have fun. This is the exact intent of our GoodGuides Mentoring Program!
With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is serving youth, ages 12 to 17, who want to learn about careers and prepare for success. The Goodwill GoodGuides program pairs teens with mentors who help them build career plans and skills and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and productive work. This will provide for additional training and mentor support, advocacy and teaching roles for mentors, expanded parent engagement and more structured activities at 22 Goodwill agencies around the United States.
Goodwill’s Youth Services include youth education, youth employment, and youth engagement to provide the services, opportunities, and supports youth need to succeed. Goodwill emphasizes positive youth development to ensure our young people have psychological and physical safety, supportive relationships, and positive social norms as they transition into adulthood.
The Goodwill GoodGuides program began in 2009 with a $19.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Delinquency Prevention. The enhanced GoodGuides program seeks to improve outcomes for more than 2,640 youth in high-risk situations in communities such as Savannah. Visit the GoodProspects® website (goodprospects.goodwill.com), a career exploration and social media site offering online support and resources for mentors, parents and local GoodGuides staff.
About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 850 employees. In 2014, Goodwill provided intensive services to 9,885 people and placed 2,421 into competitive employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 17 retail locations, and five Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill