Try Pie is a social enterprise-structured youth ministry that uses employment as an opportunity to engage and equip young women for their futures.
Teens at Try Pie learn to manage their paychecks, prepare for future employment, understand their unique gifts, and recognize value in each other. Experiential learning in the kitchen is supported by time spent in a classroom setting with curriculum focusing on four core values: financial stewardship, job skill development, faith development, and reconciling community. Through working at Try Pie, teens are holistically prepared to pursue their goals as confident, contributing members of their community.
“The Hatchathon was a great chance to solidify the foundational values and structures of our program. The process required us to repeatedly speak our mission, helping us focus and clarify our vision and program offerings. The group setting of the Hatchathon introduced us to people with a variety of ideas and perspectives, but shared passions for faith, innovative entrepreneurship and creative discipleship. As a Christian social enterprise, finding peers, as well as facilitators, who could offer advice from both ministry and business perspectives was critical for the impact of our mission. Maintaining a relationship with Mark and Kenda has continued momentum for growth in our program and ultimately our students. “ —Sarah Hellesso, co-director of Try Pie