By Recker McDowell —
The Castle Hot Springs resort north of Phoenix is steeped in Arizona history. The resort first opened in 1896 and reopened last year after being closed for 45 years.
The historic resort is also now working with one of Arizona’s most worthy charitable causes — Gen Justice.
The Castle Springs resort and Phoenix-based Gen Justice are partnering to help young adults who have recently or are nearing the age of aging out of foster care.
The program offers paid on-the-job-training in the hospitality industry, mentoring and housing for young adults coming out of foster care.
Approximately 20,000 young adults age out of foster care systems each year. Many of them do not have family, jobs or places to live. The Gen Justice program aims to help them. The program shows the absolute best in Arizona with a historic resort like Castle Hot Springs working with a great nonprofit. These efforts should be supported and replicated across the state and country. They show positive impacts businesses can make in a community.
Gen Justice was founded in 2017 by Darcy Olsen, the former CEO of the Goldwater Institute. She has adopted four foster kids.
For a full description of the workforce program or to apply, please reach out directly to Anne Spielberger at ASpielberger@castlehotsprings.com.
If you are interested in partnering with Gen Justice to offer opportunities to youth through your business, please email Ann Tredway at Ann@genjustice.org.