Goodwill Youth Reengagement Centers

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 resources, provide career pathways, and give a sense of purpose for the future.

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 thanks Wells Fargo for their commitment and grant support to provide low-income youth with Career Pathways.

Join Goodwill's Youth Council!

Goodwill is looking for youth ages 12 to 24 to join our Youth Council
Foster Care Youth, Justice Involved Youth, LGBTQ+ Youth,
Youth of Color & Special Populations Welcome!

Engage in community decision-making, planning activities, peer to peer mentoring, develop new programs and strategies to engage with our community, collaborate with other youth groups, advise local leaders, receive job readiness training, positive mentoring, and role-modeling to help them increase self-esteem, value academic performance, create healthy boundaries.

Our Youth Centers!

Upcoming Events

  • 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM
    Goodwill REC Center - 1920 E Silverlake Suite 207, Tucson Az, 85713
    Community Circle Youth Mentoring
    Community Circle is for 11-18 yr old boys or masculine identified youth who would like support without being judged.
     

    Community Circle is for 11-18 yr old boys or masculine identified youth who would like support without being judged.

    We provide boys with training, skilled mentoring, and role-modeling to help them increase their self-esteem, value academic performance, use positive anger management, and adopt values such as integrity, accountability, compassion, responsibility, and respect for others.

    Join us every Monday from 2:30pm -3:30pm!

  • 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM
    Goodwill REC Center - 1920 E Silverlake Suite 207, Tucson Az, 85713
    Girls Mentoring Group
    Our goal is to empower and mentor girls on their journey toward becoming strong independent young women. All women/female identified youth 12-24 are welcomed!
     

    All girls/female identified youth 12-24 are welcome!

    Our goal is to empower and mentor girls on their journey toward becoming strong independent young women.

    Girls will receive job readiness training, positive mentoring, and role-modeling to help them increase their self-esteem, value academic performance, create healthy boundaries, and adopt values such as integrity, accountability, compassion, responsibility, and respect for others.

    Join us every Wednesday from 2:30pm -3:30pm!

Our Centers!

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.


The REC (Re-Engagement Center)  – We are excited to announce that Goodwill of Southern Arizona is now overseeing re-engagement services at the Goodwill METRO Youth Center. The goal is to connect out-of-school and/or unemployed Opportunity Youth (OY) ages 16-24 with community resources, educational opportunities, and career pathways. There will also be incentives for reaching academic related goals, receiving an industry-recognized credential, and attending workshops and community service-learning events. There will be additional support with assisting youth with returning back to school too! Goodwill METRO Center (300 N.4th Ave), Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm and closed Friday-Sunday.

Helping to Fight Youth Homelessness:

TPCH Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Grant Recipient!

Peer Outreach, Education and Advocacy

Education and Employment Services

Please feel free to connect with Metro/REC Education & Employment Coordinator, Anthony Avila at 520-404-6988/email: aavila@goodwilltucson.org or Metro/REC Community Engagement Coordinator, Jesus Federico at 520-310-8054 or email: jfederico@goodwilltucson.org.

Partnerships

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.

GRAD SOLUTIONS  – Youth and young adults ages 16-21, can earn their High School Diploma online through Grad Solutions. Grad Solutions offers online and self-paced instruction for students to earn their diploma without stepping foot into a traditional classroom. Students can also receive services and tutoring from the Metro/Rec Youth Program. Learn more on our Academic Services page.

Requirements

16-24 years of age

Will need to enroll in Metro/REC services

Commitment to attend ten weekly bereavement group sessions (virtually or in person at Goodwill REC Youth Center located 1920 E. Silverlake, Suite 207 or at Goodwill Metro Youth Center located at 300 N. 4th Avenue)

Benefits

  • $20 Wal-Mart gift cards for participation in each weekly bereavement group session (10 weeks)
  • Food and snacks
  • Gain insight on how to process and manage grief
  • Peer support
  • Youth input
  • Access to community wide services

 Steps To Enroll

Step 1:

Schedule an interview with Lance Meeks at 520-306-8445/ lmeeks@goodwilltucson.org or Carlos Ramirez at 520 345-3531/ cramirez@goodwilltucson.org

Step 2:

Complete program enrollment paperwork at the Goodwill REC Youth Center location (1920 E. Silverlake, Suite 207)

Step 3:

Begin attending bereavement support groups at the Goodwill REC Youth Center location (1920 E. Silverlake, Suite 207) or Goodwill Metro Youth Center- 300 N. 4th Avenue

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.

Metro Youth Referred Community Service