Overview

Sunflower Bakery trains adults 18+ with learning differences due to diagnosed disabilities, as well as adults with learning differences that are undiagnosed due to socioeconomic impacts or inadequate and/or inconsistent educational supports.

Sunflower is focused on skilled training and connecting our students and graduates with employment opportunities. Sunflower is the only program in Maryland that trains young adults with learning differences for job success in pastry arts, baking and related food industries.

Sunflower serves a critical community need.

According to the Maryland Disability Status Report, 2014 American Community Survey, the employment rate for working-age people with cognitive disabilities is 28.8%, compared to 80.8% of working-age people without disabilities.

Employment Gap

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You can make a difference. 

Your donation can help young adults with learning differences get the skilled training they need for job success.

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