: News

Filed Under:

Bakery In MD Cooks Up Sweet Future For Youths

Play associated audio
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...

NPR

The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
NPR

If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.
WAMU 88.5

America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

NPR

China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.