When you purchase an item with this tag on it, you know that you’ve just given a youth a chance to meet his/her greatest potential!
The Youth Restoration Project is an employment-based program that provides youth ages 18-24 the opportunity to learn hard and soft skills (keeping a work schedule, communication, task discipline, etc.) that will contribute to success in the workplace. In addition to on-the-job training, we provide support and resources to help youth achieve their educational goals. While holding a full-time job with Goodwill®, individuals continue to receive assistance in obtaining a GED, getting into college, or providing a professional path.
Goodwill®’s youth are resurrecting some of the generously donated furniture by rebuilding, repurposing and restoring them to become “new-to-you.” Furniture from the Youth Restoration Project are resold at Goodwill® stores and this revenue helps fund the program and other workforce development services Goodwill® offers. The program also gives furniture that would have gone into our landfills a second life, keeping 4,000 pounds out of the landfill each month!
- Provide full-time on-the-job training in basic carpentry & bike repair
- Recycle, rebuild & repurpose donated furniture for sale in our stores
- Keep product from ending up in a landfill
To become a Youth Restoration Associate, you must:
- Be 18-24 years old
- Be out-of-school (as this is a full-time job)
- Fill out an online application. See available job postings on Career page
- Attend an interview
- Agree to have a background check performed
Available Youth Restoration Associate positions are posted on the Careers: Current Openings page.