Services help youth, ages 16-21, to be successful in school, get training, prepare for work, explore different careers and get the services and support they need to make good decisions and to be independent.

This program provides paid work experiences, opportunities to learn new skills, develop positive character traits and become good citizens of their community.

This program is usually 12 months long.


Participants will be capable of obtaining and maintaining employment.

Clients Served

  • Emotionally disabled
  • Physically disabled
  • Developmentally disabled
  • Severely disabled
  • Veterans
  • Those with multiple disabilities
  • Underemployed, inappropriately employed
  • Youth/Dropouts

Admission Criteria

The individual referred must meet all facility admission criteria, must be between the ages of 16-21, be at risk of dropping out of school or have dropped out previously, must be underprivileged or disabled and be deemed eligible by Lake County Job & Family Services.

Services Provided Goodwill’s year 'round Youth Services program is designed to help youth, both in school and out of school, ages 16-21 move forward on the road to self-sufficiency by providing access to services that support academic success, vocational readiness, career exploration and personal growth. Our services are individualized to meet the unique needs of each youth.

Program services are:

  • ABLE basic skills/GED test preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Afterschool programs/leadership activities
  • Career awareness
  • Career exploration
  • Community service
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Job development and placement
  • Mentoring/job shadowing
  • Summer employment

Case management/supportive services and follow up services. Expected Client Outcomes: It is expected that the client would improve their academic success, receive a high school diploma and/or GED, move on to higher education and become employed. How can you access this service? For more information call Ashtabula Goodwill, Inc. Serving NE Ohio & NW Pennsylvania (440) 954-3565.