Goodwill Industries Tri-County Partnership Program is sponsoring an event this Friday for young adults that live in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties. Elizabeth Stairtzer is the WIA Program Manager for Goodwill Industries and says the 4th Annual Block Party is designed for area youth ages 16 to 21 to give them productive options for the summer months.
A lot of the services are geared to the older teens, juniors and seniors in high school so looking at maybe different career options available.
Stairtzer says there are many organizations that will be attending the block party and will have information that may be of interest to area youth. Some include Caregiver Support Services who offer CNA training. There are several non-profit agencies taking part including One World Community Health Centers to talk about their services. Goodwill Industries will also be on hand to inform students about services and employment. The Omaha Home for Boys have a transitional living program so those looking at moving out on their own can learn about what services are available.
The goal of the program is to keep idle hands busy during the summer months so trouble won’t find these young persons. Stairtzer says there are a lot of negative things that happen during the summer months if kids are not involved in activities and they hope young people take advantage of what is available.
Stairtzer those attending will have a great time with music, a dunk booth, free food and prizes. She says this is also a great time for the community to come and see how many youth want to have a productive summer.
The Block Party is Friday, June 3rd, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Blue Lion Courtyard at 24th and Lake Streets in Omaha.
Goodwill Industries Tri-County Partnership Program serves over 700 youth in the three county areas.