SCRANTON — Goodwill Industries of Northeast Pennsylvania recently held a meet and greet Goodguides pizza party at its corporate office on Prospect Avenue.
The Goodwill Goodguides program is designed to empower youth, ages 12-17, who are at risk for delinquency, to make positive life choices through the guidance of adult or peer mentors.
More than 40 people attended the event, where mentors and mentees had the opportunity to get acquainted with each other; enjoy pizza; shoot hoops; listen to music provided by DJ Neil Trama, of UNA Entertainment and hear guest speakers Stan Zigment, The University of Scranton director of news and media relations and Clarks Summit resident James Simrell, owner of James Simrell Mixed Martial Arts.
Participation in the program is still needed. Those interested in joining as a mentor or youth may contact Kaitlyn Karzenoski, program manager, or Juan Madrigal, master mentor, at 570-343-1166, ext. 480 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.