Preparing Today’s Youth for Success Tomorrow
Goodwill San Antonio understands the importance of helping youth envision a future of opportunity and achievement. Through local partnerships, Goodwill San Antonio is providing our youth with the skills and tools needed to have a successful future.
With many students leaving high school unprepared to enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce, Goodwill San Antonio developed and implemented the Career Navigator program in 8 local high schools with a focus on increasing career awareness, job readiness and college success. The career navigators serve over 1,700 juniors and seniors, providing assistance with post-secondary planning including:
- Identifying a career path
- Completing and submitting college and financial aid applications
- Joining the military
- Applying for a job
Partnering with six area school districts, Goodwill San Antonio offers a variety of certified training programs to high school students on school campuses. In addition to earning a high school diploma, students can train to become a Nurse’s Aide, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Diesel Mechanic, or a Welder. In 2018, Goodwill San Antonio trained nearly 530 high school students.
Goodwill San Antonio in partnership with the City of San Antonio and Communities In Schools are assisting young adults, ages 16 – 24, achieve their personal, educational, and career goals in an encouraging and supportive environment. The staff provides one –on –one coaching, assisting participants in developing an education or career plan and identify ways to overcome barriers to employment.
NXT Level Opportunity Youth Center, located within the Frank Garret Center, is open Monday – Friday from 10:00AM – 7:00PM. It is located at 126 NW 18th Street. No appointment necessary.
For more information, call 210-207-1723