I am the Assistant Manager for a café named Gathering Grounds. MY House is a non-profit designed to assist homeless youth in the Mat Su Valley, helping them find resources and make connections to become independent, healthy and productive individuals. MYHouse operates a street outreach program and a sustainable youth drop-in center with programs designed to reach outlying communities and offer safety, food, shelter, laundry, showers, clothing, winter gear, transportation, vocational training with a focus on preventing and eliminating homelessness for youth. MYHouse embraces an innovative strategy that provides a hand up not a hand-out. To that end, we are creating sustainable businesses that will provide employment and training for youth that enables them to build their own futures. One of the businesses we have created is a café called Gathering Grounds, where we will teach them the art of being a barista, and give them life skills that they will carry on to their future careers. Right now we need to get our uniforms!