BENEFITING: Minor & Associates Inc
Our Program will offer professional training in one of Cleveland’s high growth industries—food service. It will be the first of its kind in the city, the youth referred to the program will be 16–18 years of age with at least a ninth-grade academic capability (candidates will be tested). Each must have committed a nonviolent crime and either dropped out of high school or be at risk of dropping out.
Upon completion of the training program, youth will be given two options: they can enter the workforce or continue their education with the Culinary Institute of America. Students interested in entering the workforce can join a placement initiative.
Our program not only can serve as an alternative to incarceration for at-risk youth, but give them an opportunity to learn an employment skill that can improve their chances to become productive members of the community.