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BUILDING MOMENTUM Documentary – Livestream Debut June 1

Published on May 20, 2021

2 men fliming the Building Momentum documentary

Join us as a host on Tuesday, June 1st, for a livestream debut of the BUILDING MOMENTUM documentary. The goal of this documentary is to inspire change to the juvenile justice system through the growth of Café Momentum and the Momentum model across America. 

The expansion starts work with support from champions and activists who believe that our model should be the path forward for justice-involved youth. You can gather with your quarantine crew or invite friends virtually to watch together online. 

BUILDING MOMENTUM is an original 50-minute documentary featuring an in-depth look at the Momentum model for juvenile justice that started in 2015 with Café Momentum, an award-winning restaurant and culinary training facility with a paid post-release one-year internship program that provides employment, life skills training and wraparound care to justice-involved youth in Dallas, Texas.

BUILDING MOMENTUM tells the story of founder Chad Houser’s efforts to provide resources, opportunity and wraparound care to justice-involved youth in his hometown of Dallas through the eyes of the Café Momentum team and the inspiring youth that the program serves.

In an effort to support the program’s national expansion, the documentary will explore the Café Momentum ecosystem of support including employment, education, community and mental health services as well as the life-changing impact of the Momentum model on Dallas’ most at-risk youth.

Café Momentum has begun its national expansion plans, bringing its acclaimed internship program to 2 new locations in 2021. Expansion is expected to reach 10 markets over the next 5 years, putting us on track for 50 markets in 25 years.

Sign up to host now, we can’t wait for you to watch with us!
When you sign up to host a screening, you will receive emailed support for your organization or group to help plan a successful screening.

Learn more about this event here.

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