Thursday, April 18, 2024

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana teams up with Shreveport on ‘Reality City’ experience for summer interns

by BIZ Magazine

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.

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