Goodwill offers mentoring programs in southern Maine and southern New Hampshire. Our unique programs pair trusted volunteer mentors with at-risk youth and women with a criminal background who are transitioning back to their communities.
Become a mentor today!
Mentors spends four hours a month with mentees and help youth and women with career skills, resume development and building self confidence – most importantly, mentors serve as a trusted and reliable resource and help mentees fulfill their goals and find job success. To learn more about becoming a mentor, please contact Kelly Paquette at (603) 369-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GoodGuides Mentoring Program
GoodGuides is a mentoring program that helps teens finish school and transition into the world of work through the guidance of trusted adults. The program is designed to assist youth in overcoming disadvantages and avoiding delinquency. The overall goal of the program is to help youth build career plans and skills, and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and productive work by providing structured and supportive relationships with trusted adult mentors. It targets youths between the ages of 12 and 17 who are at-risk for dropping out of school, facing legal troubles, or are at risk for delinquency due to issues such as abuse, disability, drug or alcohol dependence, or gang membership.
Goodbridges Mentoring Program
Goodbridges is a new Goodwill program based in New Hampshire that helps women with a criminal background find work and successfully transition back to the community. Goodwill is looking for adult mentors in the Concord, Manchester and Nashua areas to help women prepare for the world of work. The mentoring program matches women with volunteer mentors who will work with individuals one-on-one on career awareness and work readiness skills. Mentoring matches are made while women are nearing the end of their sentence to assist with transitioning to the community. All volunteer mentors receive full training and program support from Goodwill.
According to the Position Statement, Working Beyond Conviction, released by Goodwill Industries International in 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice reports that “nearly every person incarcerated in jail, and 95 percent of state prison inmates, will someday be released. Of the nearly 700,000 who will be released this year, research tells us that two-thirds (67.5 percent) will return to prison within three years.” Goodwill Industries calls upon key stakeholders to come together to create an environment that will hold people accountable and support individuals with criminal backgrounds who want to reintegrate into their communities and make positive contributions.
For more information:
WS Program Manager I
Workforce Solutions | Concord, NH
603-369-3010 | contact