Help for Teens and Young Adults from Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
We help put people to work. Our mission remains as simple as that, and it includes helping teens and young adults get through those tough years with a wide array of services and developmental programs that will mold them into independent, productive and self-actualizing members of the community.
From enrollment to graduation in our Youth Career Development Program, our staff works closely with young people (ages 14-24, and their parents or guardians, as appropriate) in Carroll County and Frederick County aged 14-24 to assess specific needs, target the best resources, set smart goals, and provide support throughout — all with customized care.
The development of the whole person represents our interest. That’s why we initially and continually evaluate participants in nine areas:
- Financial literacy
We guide participants through the most appropriate clinics, courses and counseling in our program for each area, evaluating progress and revising goals as needed. Our offerings focus on the development of skills — from interpersonal to digital and everything in between — that will support each student’s transition from dependence to independence.
Witnessing a young person’s growth from intake to employment remains our proudest moment, but our support does not end at graduation. We offer on-site coaching and continuing education to help graduates thrive at their new places of employment and connections with local colleges and trade schools for further development.
Don’t take our word for it. Check out the video below to see the inspiring story of Lance, a student at Maryland School for the Deaf and the winner of Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley’s 2018 Achiever of the Year Award following his participation in our program.
Youth Career Development Program Enrollment
We remain grateful to the following partners for their support of our Youth Career Development Program:
- Ausherman Family Foundation
- Frederick County Government
- Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
- Maryland School for the Deaf
- Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration
- YMCA of Frederick County
While most of the program clients enter as direct referrals from one of the organizations above, if you or a young person you know need help transitioning from high school to the workforce, please contact us. Click below, give us a brief description, include your contact information, and a member of our team will respond to you soon.
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Your financial support helps us administer these programs to area residents, giving them the skills and jobs they need to create their own independence. Consider a tax-deductible financial gift today.