Goodwill program teaches work, life skills

La Crosse Tribune: “I was a little nervous (taking over the program) because I know that they’ve done a really good job, and I knew that there was going to be a lot to get to know,” she said. “But I was excited because I know the kids love coming here.”

Four days a week Kallio takes a group of 10 juniors and seniors to Goodwill for an hour and a half. The students work and gain job experience.

“It’s a two-year program,” she said. “The juniors are basically learning the work skills, and then senior year they start just working. Senior year is all work experience.”

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