Connecting Youth to the World of Work

The Goodwill Connects 2024 Interest Survey is now Live!

Please click below to complete the survey.

To learn about Connects 2024, including student enrollment, summer work experience placements or career mentor applications, contact us at or call (269) 788-6500 ext. 2032.

View our brochure

You must be 16 or older by summer 2024 to enroll for the 2024 program.

Read about experiences of our past participants.

A word from Ken Bauer, 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.”

Goodwill Connects 2024 program key dates:

  • Application opens – March 4, 2024
  • Application closes – May 17, 2024
  • Orientation begins – June 3, 2024
  • Program begins – June 24, 2024

Still have questions? Contact us by phone, text or email. We look forward to speaking with you. 

We are located at 15 Capital Avenue NE, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

(269) 788-6500 Ext. 2032(269)