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.