Carmen Kubas came onto the show to talk about her art activism as founder and CEO of Lightfoot Industries. (LFI) This unique local business for sustainable vocational training helps “at risk” (a term that Carmen does not like to use) teenagers learn all life skills while discovering their life passion and “soul craft.”
How does this work? LFI is a social enterprise solution that provides entrepreneurial training for teenagers. They use a holistic approach that involves a restaurant, retail line, and innovative curriculum to model social, environmental, and fiscal responsibility. In conjunction with Delta High School at Cabrillo College, this year is the pilot program and will last one year. The first cohort is now in their second half of the year. LFI has future plans for the program to be 2 to 4 years.
LFI hosts a weekly supper club at the Backstage Lounge, next to the Rio Theater on Soquel and Seabright, every Friday and Saturday beginning February 18th and will run until May with two seatings per night, the first at 6pm and the second at 8pm.
For more information and to get advanced tickets (highly recommended because the dinners usually sell out), visit their site and FaceBook page. Also, the Good Times recently published an article entitled “Teenage Dream.”
Here’s a video we took right before the show:
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