Today’s youngest workers will be the drivers of tomorrow’s economy.

Goodwill of North Georgia’s Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S.) program is a partnership between local school systems and employers to empower opportunity youth (age 16-24). These dynamic partnerships help participants overcome barriers to employment like disabilities, homelessness, foster care, low incomes, teen parenting and/or criminal backgrounds and make the connection between education and work. Goodwill staff works with participants of the youth job training programs to set career goals and equip them with the necessary skills to enter the workforce.

Y.E.S. participants earn high school credit for job readiness training classes and paid work experience. Students learn basic work habits needed for success on the job, and gain needed experience and transferable skills in order to pursue their career interests.

Eligibility: 16-24 years old. Priority enrollment for Hispanic/Latino youth.

Available at the Athens, Cornelia, Decatur, Duluth, Oakwood, Smyrna and Woodstock Career Centers.

To apply, email