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Bakery In MD Cooks Up Sweet Future For Youths

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Moxie Bakery/Cakes for Cause apprentice Christina Quinn readies chocolate-toffee cookies for the oven.
Rebecca Sheir
Moxie Bakery/Cakes for Cause apprentice Christina Quinn readies chocolate-toffee cookies for the oven.

A new social enterprise in Frederick, Maryland is aiming to provide at-risk youths with a sweet future.

Cakes for Cause is a non-profit serving 16 to 21-year-olds who live in public housing, who have aged out, or been adopted out, of foster care by offering six-month, paid apprenticeships in the organization's new eatery, Moxie Bakery and Cafe.

But the goal isn't just to teach teenagers how to bake a mean cupcake. It's to help them develop a lifelong recipe for success.

Moxie opened its doors in Fredericks Bernard W. Brown Community Center in October, and hired its first apprentice in December.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

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