OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Goodwill Industries has announced it was awarded a $36,000 grant from United Way of the Midlands. The donation will go towards Goodwill’s YouthBuild Omaha program.

The YouthBuild Omaha program for young adults, ages 16 to 24, who have struggled with school. Many of these young people do not have a high school diploma, and are looking to make a positive change in their lives.

The purpose of YouthBuild Omaha is to help give young people with the tools to make healthy decisions. The program combines classroom learning along with hands-on construction experience. Members of the program spend their days preparing to take their GED tests, and working with local non-profits that build and renovate homes, learning construction and other high demand occupations.

This is the second of a two-year commitment United Way of the Midlands has made to the YouthBuild Omaha program.

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