Several members visited the Haley House Bakery Cafe on November 28. Our club has volunteered there many times in the last few years, and Group shot of Rotaract volunteers at Haley Housewe always love the experience. Daniel offers his experience here.
Last week we spent some time baking cookies at the Haley House Bakery Cafe in an effort to assist with their Transitional Employment Program, or TEP. The TEP seeks to break the cycle of incarceration by supporting people who are returning home from prison, or who have been court involved and are looking for positive experience, mentorship, and direction.
TEP provides a real, paid work experience producing wholesale bakery products for the Haley House Bakery Cafe. Through the cookie bake, TEP'ers learn both the hard and soft skills needed to maintain stable employment after incarceration.
We all really enjoyed helping out with the cookie bake, and are looking forward to working with Haley House again in the near future! We are currently in the process of planning ways for Rotaract to become more involved with mentoring TEP'ers, and are excited to see how we can work with them longer term.