Coffee Shop To Hire Teens Aging Out Of Foster Care


YUKON, Okla. (KFOR) – A new dream is unfolding inside this old home on Main Street in Yukon.

Rachel Smith plans to bring her food truck, the Red Bird Coffee Cart, into a permanent space and hire teens aging out of foster care to work through a referral system.

“House a mentorship program and employment program for teenagers aging out of care. That we will be able to fill that gap as they transition into adulthood,” Smith said.

She plans to connect them to mentors in their desired work field and help them find transportation to the shop if needed.

Rachel used to work for DHS. That’s where she got the idea for the Red Bird Coffee House, thanks to a teen boy she met who was living in a shelter.

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