Connecting Youth to the Power of Work

Now accepting applications for 2022 Youth Work Experience Program!

(You must be 16 or older on July 5th 2022 to enroll)

For more information about the program including Calendar, Links, Resources, and information about future Goodwill Connects programs, click the relevant link below:


PARENTS and GUARDIANS (Page coming soon!)


EDUCATORS (page coming soon)


Read about Experiences of Past Participants

A word from Ken Bauer, the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan’s Heartland, Inc.,

“Our Goodwill Connects program provides students with a paid work experience with employers located throughout the greater Battle Creek area. The goal of the program is to give each student an employment experience that provides them with a better understanding of the skills required by local employers to obtain and retain employment. The program utilizes Career Mentors (local high school educators) to create a supportive environment for students. The overarching goal is to provide students the opportunity to prepare for life beyond high school through successful employment or lead them to pursue specific career training or education after graduation.”

Still have questions? We’ve made it easy to get in touch with a Goodwill Connects Program Leader. 

(269) 788 6500(269) 399

Please bear with us as we add more information and build these pages to provide you with the best experience possible.