Try Pie, Waterloo, Iowa

Try Pie is a social enterprise within Link Christian Community Development that empowers a diverse group of teen girls in life and leadership skills through meaningful work by making and selling pie. Students earn money, acquire job and life skills, and practice giving to their community and saving for their futures.

Try Pie exemplifies traditioned innovation in its creative approach to formation with teenagers. It also operates as a new economic model for community development that has the potential for scalability. Try Pie cultivates a foundation of financial competency, personal responsibility, community engagement and stewardship of the delicious abundance of God’s creation. The teens develop confidence in their leadership, learning they have something to offer as individuals and in collaboration with others.

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