I sure wish this were the church doing this. But props to Chad Hauser, the visionary chef behind Cafe Momentum in Dallas:
Café Momentum, a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility, transforms young people’s lives by providing a positive environment in which at-risk youth who have spent time in juvenile facilities receive intensive culinary, job and life-skill training, as well as continued mentorship and support, enabling them to achieve their full potential.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit restaurant, Café Momentum teaches critical skills that allow youth to apply what they have been taught in pre-release programs in a safe, real-world environment of nurturing accountability. By participating in our program, at-risk young men and women rotate through every aspect of the restaurant from waiting tables to washing dishes, while working side-by-side with established chefs.
PS – Near Houston? Don’t forget to register for the Texas Annual Conference’s “The Elephant in the Sanctuary” (Mark and Kenda will be speaking). $10 registration fee, The Woodlands United Methodist Church. For more information and registration, go here: http://www.txcumc.org/