We’re finding a home
Wildflyer Coffee is in pursuit of a home. Opening up a brick-and-mortar coffee shop will triple our capacity for employees while also allowing us to offer each young person full-time hours and a livable wage. This is all so critical in equipping our youth with the skills needed to leave homelessness. On October 17th we are launching an Indiegogo Campaign to fundraise for our first coffee shop! We have an awesome line-up of events you can attend to help us kick-off the launch. Check out our pre-launch page here. Just a few more days to go until we are live!
Where we’re soaring
October 26: Barista Take Over at Rustica Bakery
Join us for part 3 of our coffee series as we explore the science of coffee roasting and the unique Wildflyer approach to this craft
Often when we receive coverage, though, the phrase "homeless youth" is what's used to describe our employees. If you haven't noticed, we use the term youth experiencing homelessness or youth experiencing housing instability. With the rise in attention, we thought we'd take a second to explain why this seemingly innocuous distinction is so important. We promise we're not just splitting hairs here.
Wildflyer Coffee is putting down roots
“It’s like a constant fight,” said Owens. “It’s a survival skill, basically.”
He's one of nearly a dozen young people who have found purpose in serving others.
“It makes me want to start my own food truck,” he said. “Just to start my business up right now, just so I can have a more stable income.”
The article that blew the cover off our campaign efforts. Read on!
Meet Koliesha - she’s sixteen, loves people, and thinks St. Paul is definitely better than Minneapolis.
Meet Odacia - her friends call her “Day Day,” but she calls herself “Queen.”
Your favorite group of over-caffeinated punks are now going by the name of Wildflyer Coffee. But why?