Root's Fourth Cohort Celebrates Graduation!
Congratulations to Root's fourth cohort who celebrated their graduation from the Youth Workforce Development Program on Friday, July 27th! We are so proud of the accomplishments of these twelve young people and the milestones they achieved over their time at Root. Beyond the mastery of culinary skills, serv-safe certifications, and hours spent at their externships, these Program Partners grew as individuals. Many struggled to work through social anxieties, anger management and other challenges in their time at Root, and we were thrilled to share in their victories, whether it was just showing up on time each day, having the confidence to share at circle time without being prompted, or applying for their first job on their own.
Root's fall cohort started on August 13th. This dynamic group of young people, hailing from seven communities across the North Shore, is already hard at work learning basic kitchen skills, starting serv-safe curriculum, and taking their first financial literacy workshop. We look forward to sharing their successes with you in the weeks ahead!