Goodwill has a long tradition of working with youth.

Every year we serve youth with career-oriented programs and support.

Goodwill’s YES (Youth Employment Service) is a school to work transition program offered in Sioux City, IA that allows students the opportunity to learn and practice key employment related soft skills such as resume writing, filling out job applications, and interviewing techniques, along with the skills necessary to successfully maintain employment and advance in the work world.

Goodwill works alongside school administrators to follow the student’s Individualized Education Plan to support their transition to adulthood and employment. Depending on work readiness, students may transition to pre-vocational services or day habilitation programming options.

To find out more information on Youth Employment Services, contact:

Jeff Johnson, Program Manager, Sioux City, IA
712-258-4511 or

Chris Eickholt, Program Manager, Sioux City, IA
712-258-4511 or

Goodwill works with the Project Skills program in South Dakota to provide our Goodwill stores as a training worksite for youth as they prepare for the transition from high school to adulthood and employment.

To find out more information on Project Skills, contact:

Chasity Colton, Program Manager, Sioux Falls, SD
605-357-6145 or

Jill Hinton, Program Manager, Rapid City, SD
605-341-3562 or

Shoe and Mitten Program

Each year in December, Goodwill provides thousands of elementary children in grades kindergarten to fifth with new shoes, socks, hats and mittens at our annual shoe and mitten parties. Local volunteers help us put on these events and we partner with individuals, businesses and organizations to support this heartwarming tradition.

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