Tonight, 2,500 youth aged 17 and under and another 3,500 aged 18-24 are homeless in Minnesota. As you read this, these youth are trying to find their next meal and a safe place to sleep. The likelihood is high that these youth will be approached by sex traffickers or become victims of violent crime.
Wildflyer Coffee is a nonprofit coffee company that exists end youth homelessness by offering dignified employment to youth aged 16-24. Through a 6-month employment and life skills training program, youth develop the skills they need to find employment and housing stability and are supported in their journeys out of homelessness for good. Lack of employment is the highest barrier youth face when leaving homelessnes, and Wildflyer Coffee is changing that.