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High School Students with Disabilities Work Summer Jobs at Goodwill -- Erika Kurre

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Nashville, TN - Putting high school students to work this summer as kids with disabilities are entering the workforce.

David Gurley is among about a hundred students manning the Goodwill Donation Centers.
It's this 16-year old's first job, one he's grown to like.

He looks up to mentors like Khalil Gordon, also working during his summer break.

During the school year, Gordon is a teacher's aid at Hillsboro High School, working with students with disabilities.

Doing this work is a labor of love both for gordon and Gurley.

This six week program lasts through mid-July in Davidson and Williamson Counties.

Many of the students go on to more permanent jobs at Goodwill or use Goodwill for job references and career services.

The program ends July 17th and will be accepting applications for next summer's program after the first of the year.