Sunflower Bakery

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Sunflower Bakery (sunflowerbakery.org) 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.