Cookie Cart

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North Minneapolis  ·  Cookie Cart provides teens with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.
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The UMN Love Your Melon crew got creative on a recent bakery volunteer visit!

Donate and Volunteer in the bakery working with teens.

"Where you live can determine where you’ll go. Overall, growing up in a high-poverty neighborhood substantially hurts your chances of moving up the economic ladder."

"Where you live can determine where you’ll go. Overall, growing up in a high-poverty neighborhood substantially hurts your chances of moving up the economic ladder.

Basic job skills alone aren't enough in an increasingly competitive job market. That's why Cookie Cart's program combines experiential, classroom, and credential learning for a 360-degree job readiness plan.

Basic job skills alone aren't enough in an increasingly competitive job market. That's why Cookie Cart's program combines experiential, classroom, and credential learning for a job readiness plan.

Many teens from low-income families aren't given the same employment opportunities as their peers.  In 2014, 92% of Cookie Cart youth staff were from low-income families as measured by their eligibility for Free or Reduced Lunch.

Many teens from low-income families aren't given the same employment opportunities as their peers. In of Cookie Cart youth staff were from low-income families as measured by their eligibility for Free or Reduced Lunch.

Teens who work set themselves up for financial stability in their adult lives. Unfortunately, in urban communities, teen job opportunities aren't always plentiful. That's why we're seeking to engage 200 local teens in 30,000 hours of hands-on work and classroom experience in 2015.

A teen centered nonprofit that increases employment readiness.

More cute Valentine's Day cookie designs using white, red, and pink frosting.

Give your company events and holiday gifts a little something special with our youth-made, hand decorated cookie designs. Our creative teen-employees are eager to provide customized cookies that will meet your needs.

Perfect Valentine's Day Gift!

Send a little love this Valentine's Day!