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Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc.

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Now more than ever, youth need positive role models and a listening ear. With the closure of schools and camps, many youth are eager for adult interaction and guidance.

GoodGuides is a nationally accredited youth mentoring program dedicated to providing positive youth development to youth ages 12-17. Youth are paired with a volunteer from the community who serves as a positive role model, a listening ear, and someone to have fun with! GoodGuides mentors come from all ages and backgrounds - including college students, professionals, homemakers, retirees, and the military.

Our mentors commit to meeting with their youth for about 1 hr a week for a minimum of 1 year. Mentors can choose either to meet with a small group of 3-4 students at a school once a week, or meet with an individual student outside of school to do activities in the community. Either way, the commitment works out to about 1 hour a week. The program also offers fun activities throughout the year that mentors and youth can attend together.

We are currently enrolling and training mentors to begin mentoring youth in the Peoria area in August or September of this year! If you think this might be a good fit for you, contact Lyndsie at 309-369-2335 or lgravemier@goodwillpeo.org.

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About Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc.


2319 East War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61614, US

Mission Statement

Mission of Goodwill of Central Illinois:

Supporting individuals and families who are working to better their lives.

Mission of Goodwill GoodGuides:

The mission of GoodGuides youth mentoring program is to empower youth to make positive choices that enable them to maximize their current and full potential.


Goodwill GoodGuides is a national youth mentoring initiative dedicated to providing positive youth development for youth ages 12-17.Youth are paired up with an adult volunteer from the community who will serve as a mentor to provide a positive influence through a structured and supportive relationship. The mentoring relationship is designed to guide the youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal current and future potential.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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Peoria CountyPeoria, IL 61614



  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week

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