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Summer Youth Programs

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee offers three programs for area youth.

Summer TRAC Job Readiness

Summer TRAC Job Readiness is for high school students up to age 18. TRAC, or Training for Retail Associate Certification, serves teens who are from low-income households or have other types of disadvantages, which may include a disability. There are two TRAC sessions each summer. The students go on field trips, meet with guest speakers and take part in activities designed to help them prepare for the world of work. Students who complete their TRAC session will receive a stipend based on several criteria, including attendance and participation. The TRAC program is only for teens living in Davidson County.

Summer Youth Work Program

The Summer Youth Work Program is designed for young adults, ages 16-22, who have some type of disability, live in a low-income household, or face another disadvantage. The six-week program places participants in a work situation for no more than 20 hours per week. Participants will be paid according to their age bracket. Some of the participants will work with assistance of an on-site trainer. The Summer Youth Work Program is offered in Davidson County.

Integration Program

The third offering by Goodwill each summer is the Integration Program for children with autism, ages 6 through 15. The children and teens will spend their summer days at community day camps, integrated with children who may or may not have a disability. Each camper will be supported by an adult who is assigned to interact and monitor activities. The Summer Integration Program is only available in Davidson County.

To apply for any of these programs, and for more information, please contact Debbie Grant at or by calling (615) 346-1237.

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