Cookie Cart by the Numbers in 2023

Youth employed for a paid job experience
Hours of hands-on work and classroom experience
Of youth know how to set goals and work towards them
Cookies made by youth learning basic job skills

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Our Results

Cookie Cart Alumni

Adults In Near
North Minneapolis

According to Wilder Research, 85% of Cookie Cart alumni are employed in the third year after graduating from our program. For Comparison, overall employment for working-age adults in the Near North community of Minneapolis is 69%

Preparing teens for successful futures is at the heart of our work here at Cookie Cart. Through training and hands-on experience, teens leave Cookie Cart equipped to utilize their new skills and leadership abilities in the workforce and throughout their communities. 

In partnership with Wilder Research and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, we measure success based on youth growth in five key outcome areas: employment skills, interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, goal orientation, and connectedness to new communities.

  • 82% of teens built or increased their knowledge of work quality.

  • 91% of teens have the skills and experiences needed to be a mentor for other youth.

  • 98% of teens are able to do something different when things aren’t working.

  • 98% of teens know how to set goals and work towards them.

  • 98% of teens believe that young people can make a difference in our community.

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