Catering For Kids

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Organization Summary

The Chambers School and Career Center is an accredited alternative school, offering education and vocational training for out-of-school youth, ages 14 to 21.

Our mission is to help prepare young adults to become productive citizens by providing a work and learning environment where they feel challenged, respected, and accountable as they strive to meet the demands of adulthood.

The program is funded by the Lane Workforce Partnership, Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, Department of Human Resources, and the local school districts.


  • Comprehensive career and basic skills assessment.
  • Basic skills instruction (reading, writing, and math).
  • Credit recovery toward a high school diploma.
  • General Education Development (GED) instruction.
  • Basic computer skills instruction.
  • Parenting and life skills instruction for pregnant and parenting teens through the Teen Parent Program.
  • Pre-Employment skills training and job search assistance and placement.
  • Work experience and credit recovery through Lane-Metro Youth Corps and Bright Future, Inc., an electronic assembly training program.
  • Work-based learning opportunities.
  • Access to community resources.
  • Assistance with transportation, job search clothing, child care, and GED testing fees.
  • Independent Living Skills Program for youth in foster care.

Eligibility: Academic Program, youth ages 14 to 21; Lane-Metro Youth Corps, youth ages 14 to 24; and Bright Future Inc., youth ages 16 to 20.

Staff: The staff are experienced employment and training professionals. Classroom instructors are certified teachers with experience working with youth from various backgrounds, needs and abilities.

Bright Future Youth and Family Services is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that provides the children, youth and families of Lane County with a full range of human services, from prevention to treatment. Created in 1970, Bright Future is committed to serving youth and offers innovative programs that span the field of mental health, juvenile justice, employment and education. We deal with such critical issues as homelessness, substance abuse, delinquency, child abuse, delayed education and unemployment. We also strive to uphold the following values:

  • Providing quality services to all of our clients, regardless of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities or ability to pay for services.
  • Showing sensitivity and caring.
  • Being accountable and responsive.
  • Pursuing professional excellence.
  • Offering a fulfilling work experience and professional development for its employees.

Bright Future is made up of ten programs that serve the varied needs of the community, including:

  • Adolescent Recovery Program: Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for youth ages 18 and younger.
  • Crosstown Counseling Center: Outpatient mental health services for children ages two to 21, and their families.
  • Brooks Evaluation and Treatment Center: Short-term residential services for girls ages 11 to 17.
  • Center Point Schoolhouse: Academic and therapeutic services for youth with mental health issues ages 11 to 17.
  • In Roads: Transitional and independent living for homeless youth ages 14 to 21.
  • New Directions: Residential alcohol/drug treatment and education for Lane County juvenile offenders ages 12 to 18.
  • Chambers School and Career Center: School-to-work program for out-of-school youth ages 14 to 21.
  • Station 9: Emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis intervention for runaway and homeless youth ages 11 to 17.
  • Stepping Stones: Community-based residential treatment for boys ages 12 to 18.
  • Sumner Transition Shelter: 24-hour supervised group living for young men ages 12 to 17.

Today, Bright Future has the reputation for being a leader in the nonprofit sector with its state-of-the-art services and business-like operations. Bright Future, and the Chambers School and Career Center, are proud of the role we play as a member of the community.

2.2 Start-up Summary

Our start-up costs primarily cover inventory costs, marketing materials, and the services of a business consultant from the University of Oregon. The assumptions are shown in the following tables and chart. We will use existing assets in order to keep start-up expenses and need for capital assets down in the early stages of operation.

Start-up Expenses
Dept. of Health Fees $75
Brochures $655
Consultants $2,000
Lease (Commercial kitchen) $11,076
Expensed Equipment $100
Software $645
Total Start-up Expenses $14,551
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $15,449
Start-up Inventory $0
Other Current Assets $0
Long-term Assets $0
Total Assets $15,449
Total Requirements $30,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $14,551
Start-up Assets to Fund $15,449
Total Funding Required $30,000
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $0
Cash Requirements from Start-up $15,449
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $15,449
Total Assets $15,449
Liabilities and Capital
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $0
Planned Investment
Grantor 1 $30,000
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $30,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($14,551)
Total Capital $15,449
Total Capital and Liabilities $15,449
Total Funding $30,000

2.3 Locations and Facilities

Catering For Kids will be located inside the Chambers School and Career Center at 1390 Keasey Boulevard in Eugene, Oregon. The school facility includes a commercial kitchen that is licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services to serve the public. Currently, the kitchen is used by the culinary arts program to prepare and serve breakfast and lunch for students during each school year.