Goodwill Industries of Northwest NChttp://www.goodwillnwnc.org
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is looking for volunteers to help with a new program in Forsyth County designed to assist youth in overcoming disadvantages and avoiding delinquency. The effort is part of a national mentoring program known as Goodwill(r) GoodGuidesthat helps teens finish school and transition into productive careers through the guidance of trusted adults. The Goodwill GoodGuides program in Forsyth County is made possible through a two-year, $300,000 grant to Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. The donation is part of a $19.1 million award to Goodwill Industries International from the U.S. Department of Justice and dispersed to 56 independent Goodwill agencies around the country. The overall goal of the Goodwill GoodGuides program is to help youth build career plans and skills, and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and productive work by providing structured and supportive relationships with trusted adult mentors. It targets youths between the ages of 12 and 17 who are at-risk for dropping out of school, facing legal troubles, or are at risk for delinquency due to issues such as abuse, disability, drug or alcohol dependence, or gang membership.