Emma came to Goodwill through our partnership with Ohio Means Jobs – Crawford County. She is a participant in the Crawford County Youth Program.
This innovative program helps low-income young adults (ages 14-24) build career paths, find employment and break the cycle of poverty. Goodwill offers a wide range of services specifically tailored to each individual. Services available include tutoring, training, counseling and leadership activities.
Emma, a student at Wynford High School, is a member of the National FFA Organization. She has completed many projects including: fundraising, woodworking, community service, nature & animal projects, and competed in a soil contest. After high school, Emma plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of her service, she would then like to attend the Police Academy.
Eventually she would like to pursue her Master’s Degree to become a Substance Abuse Counselor. Through the Youth Program, Emma was placed at Mayor Jeff Reser’s Office in Bucyrus as an office assistant. Some of her job duties include: answering the phone, making copies, working with visitors, and guiding community members. The Crawford Youth Program created a Youth Council this year and Emma was nominated and accepted the position of President.
Emma is gaining valuable work experience and strengthening her leadership skills through the Youth Program. These skills and experiences will help her on her journey toward her ambitious future career plans.
Our goal is to empower youth to become contributing members of their community; one way we can accomplish this is through The Power of Work.