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Cafe Momentum helps troubled teens gain new skills

Posted at 10:26 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 23:28:16-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The problem of kids and crime in Nashville is one that city leaders and police are trying to stop. But a non-profit that's in town this week wants to help turn kids around.
It's with the help of some football stars in town for the NFL Draft.

This week 10 teens who have been thorough Nashville's Juvenile Justice system went through server training.

Their test comes Wednesday: a dinner at first Tennessee Park, where the teens, with the help of the group Cafe Momentum, will get to show off what they've learned. And it's not just about food service.

"Something just as simple as looking someone in the eye when you speak to them, that should be part of your everyday life, not just when you're working and that's a skill they're practicing and learning and will apply," said Chad Houser with Cafe Momentum.

The dinner guests will include lawmakers and former, current and future NFL athletes.