Youth With Faces gives youth in the juvenile justice system a second chance to become more than a faceless statistic. Serving our community’s most at-risk youth, Youth With Faces provides learning experiences across educational, vocational, and life-skills platforms. Their pre-release Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Career & Finance, Dog Training and Computer programs build the skills and talents needed for their youth to break the cycle of incarceration and launch positive futures. Youth With Faces’ MadSkills Kitchen project provides intensive food service and hospitality training and paid internships to their youth. The catering enterprise transforms the futures of their youth through high standards Food & Beverage training with a focus on life skills, employability and educational opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor invested $35k in seed funding and mentoring focused on developing their new enterprise. Mentoring by a management consulting expert helped to develop a comprehensive strategic plan, program logistics, and fundraising strategy for launching MadSkills Kitchen. Youth With Faces won the grand prize and two weekly prizes during 2017’s OneUp the Vote, earning them an additional $75,000.Visit Youth With Faces online!