The juvenile justice industry term to describe the population they oversee is throwaway. That term becomes a scarlet letter that these kids wear on their chest. What happens when you give a throwaway opportunity, tools, resources, and hope? They begin to rise to the newfound level of expectation that is set for them.
Chad Houser’s Dallas-based Cafe Momentum provides a transformative experience, through a 12-month paid post-release internship program, for young men and women coming out of juvenile detention. Building them up and helping them to succeed can rebuild communities and change generations to come. Houser’s vision is to open more Cafe Momentums across the country than Starbucks—is Jacksonville ready?