Try Pie's Impact in the Cedar Valley
"Through Try Pie we have gotten a lot of customer service experience. It’s nice to connect with our customers and see them enjoying our pie and then spreading the news about us!" " Jayda Hampton, Try Pie Team Member since 2015
The US Census Bureau surveyed Black Hawk County and found unemployment for ages 16-19 to be almost twice as high in our area compared to the national average, highlighting work as an underutilized tool for equipping our teens and strengthening our community.
Research has shown that working just a few hours each week as a teen can increase the likelihood that that teen will later attend college, and decrease the likelihood that they’ll be involved in crime activity. Simply giving teens a job gives them a chance to put to use and grow the gifts and skills they’ve been given, and realize how they can use them to build their better future.