Calif. Restaurant Gets Youth Off Streets, Into Kitchen

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“Come hungry, leave inspired.” That’s the motto of Old Skool Cafe in California. Owner Theresa Goines, a former juvenile probation officer, used all of her retirement savings to start the restaurant eight years ago.

Goines explains, “I started thinking: ‘Is there some place for them [youth] when they get out that’s going to actually see these young men for what they actually are- which is valuable and precious and not some scary criminal- but to see the boys inside that just want to be loved and have a chance at life.”

Goines provides hope and helps youth to get a fresh start after falling on hard times.

ABC News, 7/18/13

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