The Youth Ahead program targets at-risk in our youth community. Goodwill-West Texas facilitates Youth Ahead classes and curriculum in partnership with local organizations and their existing youth programs to provide employability and soft skills training. The goal of the program is to prepare at-risk youth to enter the workforce and prevent the youth of today from becoming our clients of tomorrow.
Designed to educate and prepare youth with entrepreneurial and life skills, this class is set up into five modules of learning that include:
Module 1: Mastering Communication
Module 2: Positive Attitudes
Module 3: Teamwork
Module 4: Problem Solving
Module 5: Professionalism
*The hiring age at Goodwill-West Texas starts at 16. All employees 16-18 years old employed at our thrift store locations are automatically enrolled into the Youth Ahead program.