Sweet LaLa’s Bakery in South Memphis gives juvenile offenders a second chance
via Lauren Squires-Ready for High Ground News
Sweet LaLa’s Bakery launched in 2014 to create an employment pipeline for graduates of JIFF, or Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-up.
Sweet LaLa’s Bakery formed a business relationship with JIFF and now contracts with JIFF to supply the student workforce for the bakery. Bakers become eligible once they have graduated from the 16-week core program JIFF provides. All students are paid for any time spent in the kitchen, from training, to production to selling off site. Almost 30 at-risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014 at 254 S. Lauderdale in December 2014.
Almost 30 at-risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen will host his 5th Annual Tony Allen Karaoke Night. Last year he rocked, “We Don’t Bluff We Grind” with one of last year’s winners! This year he says he will sing songs by Michael Jackson and Pharrell. Karaoke Night benefits JIFF (Juvenile Intervention & Faith-based Follow Up).