North Mpls. Bakery to Use Grant to Hire More Teen Workers
A $25,000 grant is helping a north Minneapolis bakery hire more young people - good news for teenagers looking for summer jobs.
Cookie Cart will use the Youth RISE grant, along with other funding, to hire 145 teens this year. Fifty-five are on payroll now, with 20 hired so far this summer - and they're still adding staff.
The 15-to-17-year-olds who work at Cookie Cart do more than bake cookies. They also head to class to learn about topics like resumes, finances and customer service. The goal is to help teens gain the kind of employment and interpersonal skills that will help them be successful in the future.
Additional information about Cookie Cart is available here.