Sunflower Bakery

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Sunflower Bakery ( prepares young adults with learning differences for employment through the pastry arts and employment training programs. The pastry program includes 26 weeks of professional instruction, skills training and a paid in-house internship, and serves 18 to 20 students annually. The employment training program is comprised of a 26-week Hospitality Employment Training Program that offers front- and back-of-house training as well as customer service at Sunflower Bakeshop. Sunflower Bakery also offers weeklong teen job exposure sessions.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C.

What a donation buys:

• $350 provides a tool kit for one student to practice skills.
• $1,000 buys instructional ingredients/supplies for one pastry arts student.
• $10,000 underwrites a scholarship for one low-income pastry arts student.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Volunteer opportunities are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.