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.

To find out more information on Youth Employment Services, contact: Dan Meier, Program Manager at 712-258-4511 or meierd@goodwillgreatplains.org.

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: McKenna Leinen, Program Manager at 605-357-6144 or leinenm@goodwillgreatplains.org.

Shoe and Mitten Party

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.

How are we doing?

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