Goodwill, in collaboration with the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, hosted a third annual summer camp for 18-22 year old transitional students seeking educational and career assistance. “Camp Independence” is geared toward transitional students – individuals with disabilities transitioning from high school to post-secondary education or the workforce. The program teaches students about jobs, social skills, hygiene, phone etiquette, how to save and spend money, how to apply for a job, interview and network. Students have first-hand work experience, exposure to potential employers and attend tours at various businesses.

Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth helped place thousands of people in jobs.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.’s 20 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also provides Tarrant County with nine career centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.