Girls Inc. of Metro Denver’s (GIMD) Social Enterprise Coffee Shop, Bold Beans, has launched its second venture, a mobile coffee truck! The coffee truck expanded operations for Bold Beans and employment opportunities for Bold Baristas. Bold Beans is a girl-led coffee business providing opportunities for teen girls to explore entrepreneurship, gain real-world business skills and enter the workforce through careers that lead to long-term economic independence.
The coffee truck will provide opportunities for girls to explore additional aspects of small business development including business planning, mobile business marketing, product development, customer/location analysis and social media drivers.
Jenny Valadez Fraire has been a Bold Barista for two years and shared, “I am looking forward to the mobile coffee truck because it is a wonderful opportunity to expand our client base and provide people all over Metro-Denver with the chance to support Girls Inc. through a simple purchase.” GIMD inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Their vision is a world in which every girl values her whole self, discovers her inner strengths and achieves her goals. With philanthropic support from partners like Alpine Bank, Girls Inc. is able to serve over 2,000 girls each year. Through direct service, GIMD builds safe spaces and fosters long-term mentoring relationships for girls. Girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable and explore nontraditional fields such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and lead healthy lifestyles.