Sarah is such a special part of the TWB family. She joined our program during our 2019 Winter session. Her work ethic and drive to learn anything she can encouraged and motivated her teammates to do the same. She worked very hard to earn her ServSafe certification in order to move up the ladder in the restaurant industry. We are so proud of her accomplishment of staying sober and getting a job during program! Read more about Sarah’s story below.
What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake
Sarah: I was at DHS getting my life back together
What inspired you to apply to Together We Bake?
Sarah: I was attending a job fair and, at the job fair, I stumbled upon Patti at the TWB Booth and had a great conversation.
How has Together We Bake changed your perspective?
Sarah: TWB has helped me become much more positive, accepting, hopeful, and open to many possibilities.
Has someone at Together We Bake (a fellow participant, a volunteer, an instructor, etc.) had a particular influence on you?
Sarah: Yes, coach/mama/Ms. Colida.
How would you describe Together We Bake?
Sarah: TWB is warm, safe, and fun.
What do you feel is the most valuable thing Together We Bake does?
Sarah: TWB helps all women who need assistance with love and no judgement or discrimination.
What is the most valuable thing you learned at Together We Bake?
Sarah: I learned that it is ok to ask for help. The negotiation classes were very helpful as well. I also learned that I can get along with others and be assertive without being aggressive.
Do you have any specific memories of experience at Together We Bake?
Sarah: I remember the funny experience we had during ABC’s of business.
What was the most challenging thing about the program? How did you overcome that challenge?
Sarah: Being on time was a challenge.
What is something you are proud of that you achieved because of your participation in Together We Bake?
Sarah: I reached my goal of staying sober, continuing my education, and securing a job, all while adjusting my education.
What advice do you have for women considering applying to Together We Bake?
Sarah: JUST DO IT!