About the Senior Capstone Project Tradition
The purpose of the Senior Capstone Project is to further create community within the senior class, foster teamwork, encourage communication, and maintain our students’ focus on service as they embark on a journey beyond high school. As a class, students choose one local community organization to support throughout the year. The service capstone encourages seniors to find and create unique opportunities to serve the organization directly and indirectly.
The Class of 2021 Capstone Project
The Class of 2021 selected Café Momentum for their project. Working within the structures and guidelines in place due to COVID-19, they elected to produce a cookbook with personal and family favorites. The 56 recipes, including three from Café Momentum, range from quick breakfasts to Gâteau de Chocolate and everything in between.
About Café Momentum
Café Momentum is a nonprofit restaurant and program that offers a 12-month paid post-release internship for young men and women coming out of juvenile detention. These Interns rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, working to transform young lives by equipping them with life skills, education, and employment opportunities to help them reach their full potential.
Why is Café Momentum an important organization for the senior class to support?
“I think Café Momentum is a great organization to support because they have a unique mission, providing great food in a restaurant and giving it back to those in need and the community. I think we were also able to have fun with the project and have our cookbook to remember it by.”
– Sam Lindsey
“I loved the cookbook project because it felt like more than just a community service project. It felt like the senior class had come together to actually create something that would last.”
– Lucy Sinwell
“Café Momentum is such a good cause and the food was also so good. Our waiter told us about his experiences and it made me happy that he had the opportunity to gain work experience and turn his life around.”
– Liesl Small
Special thanks to all who contributed to and supported this project. Good food for a great cause.