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Sweet Potato Cookies

Some of the sweet potato cookies. Sales will support the Sweet Potato Project, a program developed to teach “at-risk” kids entrepreneurial skills they can put to use in their own neighborhoods.

 Many thanks to Reine Bayoc, our volunteers and donors for whom it would have been impossible to develop a product out of the produce grown by youth with the Sweet Potato Project. Ms. Bayoc, who created a sweet potato pancake mix came to our aid once again with a delicious cookie recipe in time for the holidays.

A special “thank you” to Rev. Rodney Francis, executive director of the Youth & Family center for allowing us to use the facilities to bake and package the cookies.

Preparing the cookies for sale would not have been possible if not for the time and effort of our generous volunteers including the “Wonder Women” from the Spirit of the Lord Family Church.

The youth are busy updating the website they helped create during the summer phase of our program. In a couple of days, you will be able to place orders cookies and holiday trays online. You can contact us now (314-341-4071) for individual and group orders. We are planning another community “bake day” next week to make more cookies for anticipated sales.

Volunteers receive instructions from Reine Bayoc, creator of the sweet potato cookie recipe.

Volunteers and Sweet Potato project youth receive instructions from Reine Bayoc, creator of the sweet potato cookie recipe.

Preparing the cookies for sale would not have been possible if not for the time and effort of our generous volunteers including the “Wonder Women” from the Spirit of the Lord Family Church.The youth are busy updating the website they helped create during the summer phase of our program. In a couple of days, you will be able to place orders for cookies and holiday trays online. You can contact us now (314-341-4071) for individual and group orders. Cookies are priced at $6 for a package of four homemade cookies and $8 for a package of six.   Within the next two weeks youth will receive additional training to boost their individual and group selling skills. Although proceeds from sales go toward program development, the student’s encouraging entrepreneurial skills are encouraged by the percentage they receive from their individual sales.

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Bayoc and volunteers prepare cookies

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Sweet Potato Project Youth pasting labels and preparing cookie packages

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A special “thank you” to Roderick Woodruff for designing the Sweet Potato Cookie logo, Benjamin Gandhi-Shepard for helping the youth develop their website and all our donors, volunteer instructors and generous supporters.

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