The Sustainable Life Project “partners with local organizations to recruit young adults transitioning out of the foster care system to participate in a 12-week culinary arts and agriculture internship program. Youth transitioning out of foster care face unique challenges that make them especially vulnerable. Distrust, abuse, neglect and general lack of access to resources and guidance often make navigating adulthood difficult. Without primary needs like housing, vocational training and legal support, these youth frequently don’t have the luxury of dreaming beyond finding a home and employment.”
Located out in Cali and run by the Tender Greens Restaurant Group, it’s an incredible initiative bringing teens out of inner-city LA, teaching them about food and training them with the skills necessary to enter the restaurant business.
Click here to see an amazing (and inspirational!) short clip of this project and how you can help fund the next steps of a documentary on it.