Kellie's Success Story

Kellie McMaugh is a graduate of the Tri-Employment Job Preparation Program, a collaborative effort between Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS), Goodwill Industries of RI and Central Falls High School. Kellie participated in "Tri" her senior year of high school where she spent 90 hours completing job preparation classes as well as 80 hours on an internship with Rhode Island College.

Kellie successfully completed her Tri Employment program as well as being a 2014 graduate of Central Falls High School. Kellie was given the green light to attend Goodwill’s summer work program. The summer program offers youth ages 16-24 the opportunity to complete a four week summer job that will give the youth a real world experience as well as help them make a better informed choice about future careers.

As Kellie got ready to graduate high school she also made a decision to attend Rhode Island College. The choice was easy as with Kellie's Tri- supports all working together there were other partnerships that had developed. It just so happened that RIC and Goodwill have been partners for the last four years. With this news it made sense to place Kellie for her four week summer job at RIC in the Learning for Life office which is the hub for the current partnership between RIC and Goodwill. Kellie again succeeded and landed herself a work study position this fall!

During the summer she also became a Learning for Life Scholar. It takes a very willing and proactive youth to use their network as a small light to find the pathway that fits them. Go Kellie!