Youth Programs

Goodwill provides a wide variety of job training,  education and placement services for teens and young adults ages 16-24.


Tailored around the growing demands of the specialty coffee industry, the Barista Training program will guide you through the basic operations of a café and the skills required to be a barista. The 8-week training program is now open anyone over the age of 16.  >>> Learn more


YouthBuild provides people ages 18-24 the opportunity to learn job skills in the construction trades, along with life skills and leadership. Graduates will be entering a booming construction industry job market where applicants are in high demand. >>> Learn more


Are you between the ages of 16-24 who is interested in getting your GED?  Goodwill’s General Education Degree program provides hands-on and classroom education.  The program provides an alternative pathway for students to realize their full potential. >>> Learn more


The REACH Center (Resources for Education and Career Help) is a one-stop youth service center for young people 16-24 seeking to advance their educational, career, and life goals.  Located on the first floor of Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center, The REACH Center is a partnership of more than a dozen agencies providing career education, personal and professional development services, along with assistance with housing, advocacy and counseling for teens across Tacoma and South Puget Sound. >>> Learn more

Goodwill & REACH Participant: Terrance Hamilton

Watch Terrance’s story, from homeless teen to youth counselor…


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