This project was initiated by our partners, Youth First Reno/Sparks. They've been serving kids and families in the Northeast urban area of Reno and areas of poverty in Sun Valley for many years. One of their biggest revelations was while there are many school and community resources to help kids graduate from high school, many students failed to launch into stable adulthood successfully, due to lack of continued relational support. The next phase of helping these young adults break the cycle of poverty is to develop a program where they can find a "future story" for their lives, going well beyond a job, but also including training in a field where jobs are abundant.
Thus, barista training, coupled with career coaching, education, and people who "have their backs" to help overcome the hurdles that come from being raised in a generational poverty mindset. Once the trailer was donated, we started "grinding out" the project, collecting startup funds, community partnerships, and success coaches. Our plan is to open our mobile coffee trailer business May, 2021! Look for us this spring on social media and around town!