Tim's Story

“The Goodwill Quest Academy program was life changing for our son. This program also changed our family. Having hope to find some kind of employment for him, we learned from Goodwill it could be a reality.” – Louise Starr

Meet Tim. Tim and his family were told to be happy with participating in the Special Olympics and that the only work he would do would be in a sheltered environment. That wasn’t good enough.

The moment you meet Tim, the first time you ask him about his adventures and his goals, the first time he giggles at one of your jokes – you know that’s not enough for Tim.

He is undaunted by the limits that society places on him and pursues all things without fear. Goodwill’s Quest Academy provided Tim with a discernible design to go further - building his future on his own terms. Tim has been competitively employed at Anton's Taproom downtown Kansas City for over a year. 

Tim is the recipient of our 2017's Bright Future Award at Goodwill's 6th Annual Power of Work Awards. KSHB's Christa Dubill, heard through the twitter grapevine about Tim's Quest Academy Graduation last year, and made sure to catch up with Goodwill and Tim and his family upon hearing 2017's Power of Work Awards Winners.

Good goes further.™

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