We are excited to announce the launch of The Goodwill LifeLaunch: Ignite 2.0 Reentry Program in Lexington, made possible by a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The program serves young adults age 18-24 who have criminal backgrounds.
Participants will complete eight weeks of job training before being placed in a Work & Learn program, where they will attend Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) to earn a nationally recognized certification, while simultaneously working with an employer partner to obtain hands-on experience.
The collaboration between Goodwill, BCTC and employer partners will assist in reducing recidivism and promoting employment readiness and education, while supporting the students to address barriers such as transportation, shelter, food, substance abuse and mental health.
Over the course of the grant, we will serve more than 100 people living in Fayette County.
For more information about the program, view this flyer.
If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, you can complete an online referral form here: bit.ly/ignitelex