Goodwill offers “Reality City” experience to city interns

On Friday, July 29, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana facilitated a hands-on “Reality City” experience to the youth from the Future Leaders of Shreveport Summer Internship program.  The event took place at Riverview Hall at 9:30am.

“Reality City“ gives the youth an opportunity to experience a real life simulated scenario of balancing career, family and the pressures of every day life.  Several community and corporate partners were in attendance, helping to to make this event possible.  Mayor Adrian Perkins joined at 9:30am to participate and interact with the youth. 

Additionally, Sheriff’s Safety Town was onsite with their simulated impairment goggles to help the youth understand the effects of drunk driving. 

This is the second time that Goodwill has been able to team up with the City of Shreveport to offer such an event.  

“Teaching the local youth the importance of employment and resilience to obstacles in life is essential to making them better citizens”, stated Lynn Stevens, Director of Workforce Development.  “It’s events like this that will help make our community stronger”.  

In addition to the job training and placement services offered at one of its six Job Centers, Goodwill provides outreach and training opportunities to the public throughout the year.  For more information on this or other Goodwill programs and services, please contact 318-868-4701.

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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