Barista & Customer Service Program
FareStart’s Barista & Customer Service Program
Our Barista & Customer Service program is designed to train people 15 1/2 – 24 who are looking to gain skills by working with expert baristas to support them in finding a good job or internship. We offer students wraparound support services to assist them on their pathway towards personal stability and economic mobility.
Education Advancement Pathway
The Education Advancement Pathway is designed for young people who are learning job skills while they are going to high school. To participate in this 6-week program, you must be attending Seattle Public School’s Interagency Academy or Nova High School.
This program is currently fully virtual.
Job Readiness Pathway
The Job Readiness Pathway, in partnership with Gifts of Hope, is built around supporting the needs of young people to meet them where they are while providing resources on their pathway towards a job and stability.
Here’s how we will support you every step of the way:
- Earn money
- High school credit (Education Advancement Pathway)
- ORCA card (Job Readiness Pathway)
- Food worker card
- Chromebook to participate and keep after graduation
- Customer service training
- Training with expert baristas and references to aid in helping graduates find their next job or internship
- Provide support and referrals to social service organizations
- Program is free of charge
- Age 15 1/2 to 24 (Education Advancement Pathway)
- Age 18 to 24 (Job Readiness Pathway)
- Low income, experiencing homelessness or unstably housed
- Ability to train 8 hrs/week for 6 weeks (Education Advancement Pathway)
- Ability to train 12 hrs/week for 8 weeks (Job Readiness Pathway)
Here’s what you have to do:
Contact FareStart to find out if this program is right for you.