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2023-24 Teen Exposure Program dates and application now available

Sunflower Bakery enables pathways to employment for young adults and teens with learning differences through pre-employment exposure and workforce development training in Pastry Arts, Hospitality and related industries. Sunflower is the only inclusive, one-of-a-kind professional training opportunity in the Metro DC area that combines technical hard skills with soft skills of employment readiness.

Our Impact

Sunflower Bakery is creating opportunity and changing lives. Since 2010, Sunflower has touched the lives of over 500 teens and young adults with learning differences.

Ethan stacking cookies

Ethan was hired by Woodmont Country Club in June 2021. Read more


Jessica is working at Old Town Pet Resort. As a Hospitality… Read more

After his Sunflower training, Dishon began working at Classic Bakery… Read more


Juan worked at Café Sunflower where he mastered… Read more

Employer Partners

Sunflower is proud to partner with some of the region’s best food and hospitality establishments. See some of our key partners include:

 District Doughnut and Coffee Carmen's Italian Ice & Cafe  Stella's Bakery
The Pretzel Bakery   Adventist HealthCare Logo Wegmans logo

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