Several years ago, a study on the number of jobs available to teens in the inner city of Des Moines showed approximately 42 job types (newspaper carriers, fast food, etc.) An additional study revealed that adults held more than half of these jobs, proving that job development was crucial if we wanted to help young people break the generational poverty cycle. This was the driving force behind the founding of Freedom Blend Coffee in 2011 by Freedom for Youth Ministries.
Freedom Blend Coffee, an enterprise of Freedom for Youth Ministries, is a full-service coffee business that empowers youth and young adults through Christ-centered employment training. The business teaches job skills such as basic accounting, management, marketing, and customer service and gives young adults invaluable knowledge and work experience for future employment.