Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania - For Youth

Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania

For Youth

Transition Program

This program is very similar to the Community Employment and Placement program, but instead focuses on high school students who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, or substance abuse problems.

Based on the interests, abilities and aspirations of the student, the Employment Specialist/Job Coach will find a one-on-one job coaching and supervision placement suitable for the student. The goal of this program is to identify the interests and needs of the student for future employment, while concentrating on job performance skills that translate into the competitive job market.

Community Employment - Choose Your Future

This program provides high school and out of school youth with job readiness and job seeker skills. Job development assistance and job coaching support is provided as needed. Goodwill’s staff works closely with the special education and guidance departments of area school districts, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the PA Career Link and other job training partners. Employment Specialists provide support and assistance to help overcome employment barriers faced by economically disadvantaged or disabled individuals throughout the agency’s eleven (11) county service area of Northeastern Pennsylvania.


S.E.A.L. (Social, Emotional And Learning) is an after school skills development program targeting children ages 6 to 16 with developmental and/or emotional challenges. The program offers an opportunity for socialization and recreation counseling that reinforces positive social skills and a weekly respite for parents/guardians. The program uses evidence based curriculums on anti-bullying strategies and the development of age appropriate social skills. The curriculum emphasizes areas such as getting along with others, avoiding conflicts, and anger management. The program also fosters making healthy choices, citizenship, and introducing job skills to participants.

S.E.A.L. runs extended hours during the summer months.