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Mentorship and Training for Young People in Need

Ready for Good is a nonprofit program that provides skills, training and support for young people who have been in Foster Care and the Court System. Program Director Addison Shockley described the program and the challenge of working with young people who are at risk and may have behavior issues. Participants learn to refurnish and sell donated items at the store at 708 Connecticut Street and benefit from serious coaching. They learn teamwork and work place values in one on one mentoring sessions. Ready for Good relies on grants, product sales and donations for funding support and works closely with numerous community entities. The first youth hires were in February of 2023 and the store was open to the public the following April. It is not unusual for Youth to repeat the program. The web site also has an online shopping feature.