MERS/Goodwill initiative helping nearly 200 at-risk teens

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Teens in several north county communities are learning that a tough upbringing doesn’t have to mean a hard life, thanks to a new initiative from MERS/Goodwill.

In 2014, MERS/Goodwill received an $810,000 grant from the Safer Foundation’s Midwest Reentry and Employment Network. Those funds were used to establish a program aimed at teenagers from the Dellwood, Ferguson, Jennings, Kinloch, Normandy, Pine Lawn, University City, and Wellston communities.

The teens receive job training and placement over the two-year duration of the program.

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