Hope & Forgiveness – After 24 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment
Saturday, July 22 at 10am
Palo Verde High School Auditorium
Instead of bitterness and anger, Darryl resolves to give back to the community as a youth mentor, substance abuse counselor, a panel member on restorative justice, narrator and braille specialist for the blind and speaking to audiences globally about his experience on wrongful conviction. Darryl will share his story of hope and forgiveness with the Tucson community Saturday, July 22.
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 11am-3pm, transition youth ages 16-24 will have the opportunity to conduct AHCCCS screening, receive assistance with Nutrition Assistance applications and connect with community resources. Free snacks.
2nd Tuesdays is a collaboration with CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc. and PPEP Integrated Care.
Questions? Please call Lance Meeks, 520-382-1425
The METRO Goodwill® Youth Program serves youth and young adults ages 16-24 years seeking employment and education in the community. We assist them with their goals, connect them to the community, provide career pathways, and give a sense of purpose for the future.
METRO’s 4th Ave. Center located at
300 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson is a “hub,” a safe place for youth members to drop-in to feel a sense of community and to access support and resources. The Center offers access to computers, training workshops, and social events with peers. Staying on a positive path has never been so rewarding.
Metro Youth Program Offers:
- A comfortable & safe place to explore your opportunities;
- Career Development & Exploration;
- Help with job applications & interview skills
- Mentoring & Education;
- Participation in community events & giving back with service projects.
Goodwill® METRO Training Program is proud to partner with GAP Ministries food program. The program was established to ensure that low-income children, ages 18 and younger, continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. GAP Ministries provides healthy snacks to all children and adults who drop in at the Goodwill location.
Goodwill METRO and Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church( MCMBC) presents The African American Youth Village Initiative (The Village). The purpose of The Village is to provide an opportunity for youth to learn about local African American heritage and culture to empower youth to become active in their community as they engage with community leaders. The Village looks to engage a total of 30 youth between the ages of 16-24. Village participants will be able to access assistance with obtaining a GED & industry recognized credentials, returning to high school, job preparation, needs assistance, individualized academic & career plans, networking with community mentors, and becoming involved with cultural awareness events. Village participants also must be willing to meet at least once a month, participate in community service learning projects, and give back to their community.
VOLUNTEER WITH US and make a difference!
Do you have 4-6 hours a month to help youth with homework, math, reading, and writing? METRO volunteers make a difference by working 1:1 with youth. All materials are provided and the tutoring sessions happen right downtown at the center. Help youth feel success!
If you are interested in volunteering with this youth program please visit our Volunteer page to start the process!
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
An Academic Tutor works one-on-one with students (ages 16-24) on homework, assignments, studying, and general math/literacy benchmarks during our drop in hours at the 4th Avenue Center . Ideally, this would be a weekly time commitment of 1-2 hours, which the Tutor will schedule themselves depending on their availability. This position is ideal for a person looking for immediate impact in youth lives, but also one that will be able to build mentorship over the course of the school year.
*This Project is supported in part by the African American Initiative, a program of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.