“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” - MLK
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” - MLK
Current Programs
  • Restaurant development
    “It’s in the details”
    Children in this group will get a glimpse into the step-by-step process of how to run a restaurant. Participants will come up with menus, giveinput on designs, and experience the positivity comes from everyone working together.
  • Teamwork
    “The Evolved League”
    Through this experience kids will come to understand the importance of teamwork, by building on the skill sets of supporting and working with others to achieve success. Participants will thus be able to see how supporting team efforts and one another can foster simultaneously foster aspects of their individual lives to thrive.
  • Creativity
    ”Dream it..
    then see it”
    In this program, children will internalize and recognize that every person has something very special about them, and have the opportunity to let it shine through each activity. Each participant is encouraged to sharetheir creativity, and will witness the beauty that comes from those special moments.
  • Community
    “Rep your hood”
    Children in this program focus on the importance of being proud of the community you live in and take pride in that community. Participants delve into the rich history and culture that makes their community different from others. This experience enable our team members to learn from, honor, and join in community with our kids.
  • Sustainability
    “Money trees”
    Participants will ponder, “Where does food come from?” The program will focus on understanding the cycle of food balance, and teach about decreasing waste in terms of ingredients and financially. The goal is to give our kids a better appreciation of all that our planet offers.
  • Nutrition
    Children in the program with explore the idea that healthy ingredients aren’t always bad and junk foods aren’t always good. It is the ability to reach a balance between the two and being mindful of what goes into your body. Each participant will strive to understand how to feed their soul through nutrition, and how to let that wellness feed positivity into other aspects of their lives.
  • Communication “Real talk”
    Kids in this group will learn the critical importance of having good communication skills. They will work on being able to take a step back, collect their thoughts, explain their feelings, and see how practicing these skills decreases misunderstandings. Through different team building activities in a restaurant setting, participants will strengthen their communication skills, and hopefully will use them in all aspects of their lives.
In the Classroom
Peek behind the scenes of our youth programs.
Where we are headed
culinary training
Gwen’s Garden
Restaurant: Evolved Kitchen and Garden
Restaurant Service Training
Therapeutic Services:
Individual and Group
Case Management
financial literacy
WHW Business Management and Financial Literacy
Employment Opportunities for Youth participants (Ages 15-24)

“Pain does not tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.” - Kobe Bryant
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