Flip The Script
Flip the Script Men’s ProgramDiscover
In 2003, Goodwill Detroit began to flip the script of young men’s lives. Flip the Script is now one of the best programs of its kind in the country. This program serves young men ages 16-30.
Flip the Script partners with many organizations throughout the community. Together they developed this mentoring and job training program.
Flip the Script offers services to help men find work. Many of these men are referred to Goodwill from the Michigan Department of Corrections. The main goal of this program is to help young men get entry level jobs and independence for themselves.
After successfully completing this program, a fair amount of men enter into skilled trades, construction and green jobs.
Math is a major focus of the program’s training. Men also learn about relationship building, responsibility, ethics, and fatherhood. These skills help them learn how to be positive citizens.
Flip the Script is all about second, even third chances. A disadvantaged childhood or poor choices should not determine a person’s future. There is always time to change your story.
Flip the Script: Women’s ProgramDiscover
The Flip the Script program for women began in 2009. Since then, it has grown to become a popular service in the Detroit area. Flip the Script for women teaches skills that help women find a job and lead a quality life.
Each year, Goodwill serves over 100 women facing serious challenges. Many are single mothers, victims of violence or returning from prison. Some also have experienced poverty, trauma, and have had difficult life experiences.
The Flip the Script program for women focuses on these issues. Women establish their career goals and develop a “ready for work” mindset.
The Flip the Script team has years of experience helping women face these kinds of challenges. They are passionate about what they do, and the women they serve.
Center for Working FamiliesDiscover
Center for Working Families (CWF) is a financial training service. This program is integrated with the Flip the Script program.
CWF teaches people how to save money, budget, and work on their careers. CWF’s main goal is to teach people how to budget, build assets and save for the future. The staff works to build a relationship with each person in the program.
CWF works with persons ages 16-30 and their families. Services are offered for those who don’t have a high school diploma or GED.
The Community Ventures program offers services for individuals that are already employed. These services are a partnership between Goodwill, the Michigan Department of Economic Development (MEDC), and employers throughout the Metro Detroit area.
This program coaches the development of skills that will help a person keep their job. There are also other resources on hand to help people grow in their career.
Goodwill also offers help for people who may need more support. Transportation, child care, uniforms, and work supplies may be provided.
Flip the Script data based on 2016 year end data.
Males Served (Average Age: 16-30)
512 | Number of young men by court or referred by Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)
67 | Number of young men from the community that were not ordered by court or referred by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)
Females Served (Average Age: 16-30)
42 | Number of women ordered by court or referred by Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)
61 | Number of women from the community that were not ordered by court or referred by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)
259 | Number of young men and women in education or GED training classses (16-29 years of age)
2,931 | Both men and women served by our program
1,990 | Individuals who participated only in the Community Ventures Program
Get In Touch
Flip the Script Men’s & Women’s Programs
Flip the Script Program Adminstrator
Center for Working Families
Income Supports Coordinator
Community Ventures Coordinator