July 26, 2022
Shreveport, LA – On Friday, July 29, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana will facilitate a hands-on “Reality City” experience to the youth from the Future Leaders of Shreveport Summer Internship program. The event will take place at Riverview Hall beginning at 9:30am.
“Reality City “gives the youth an opportunity to experience a real life simulated scenario of balancing career, family and the pressures of every day life. Several community and corporate partners will also be in attendance helping to to make this event possible. Mayor Adrian Perkins will be onsite at 9:30am to participate and interact with the youth.
Additionally, Sheriff’s Safety Town will be onsite with their simulated impairment goggles to help the youth understand the effects of drunk driving.
This is the second time that Goodwill has been able to team up with the City of Shreveport to offer such an event. “Teaching the local youth the importance of employment and resilence to obstacles in life is essential to making them better citizens”, stating Lynn Stevens, Director of Workforce Development. “It’s events like this that will help make our community stronger”.
In addition to the job training and placement services offered at one of its six Job Centers, Goodwill provides outreach and training opportunities to the public throughout the year. For more information on this or other Goodwill programs and services, please contact 318-868-4701.
About Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana:
Founded in 1926, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is provide education, training and career services to individuals who face barriers, disadvantages or have a disability. Since 2005, Goodwill has helped 50,000 achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana’s, ten retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also employment to those in need and a revenue stream to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. In addition, a wide range of business services, including janitorial and grounds maintenance, allows Goodwill to expand further employment opportunities by contracting with federal, state, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Goodwill also offers multiple job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana programs or services, or to find a location near you, visit www.goodwillnla.org.
All applicants will be required to complete a health screening form and those who not vaccinated, masks will be available onsite. Since the COVID pandemic began in March 2020, Goodwill has sponsored numerous job fairs.