One team at Youth Interactive full of young, hardworking individuals is our Montecito Biscotti team. The business currently has 6 dedicated students from all around the Santa Barbara area working on it. In addition to these students, there are also 2 mentors who work as a support system for these young entrepreneurs. Together, the 8 of them together make up the amazing Montecito Biscotti team.
The team meets twice a week. They first meet on Tuesdays, where they gather at the Public Market in downtown Santa Barbara to bake their biscotti. At the market, Andrea their baking mentor, teaches the students essential baking skills, and gives them structure with their work. On Thursdays, the team makes their way into Youth Interactive to learn various business skills. Ivan, their business mentor, teaches them everything from budgeting, marketing and planning. It is up to the student to make it to work both days of the week, which teaches them great responsibility, and how the working world operates. Mia, one of our hardworking students, skateboards to work each day which shows just how dedicated these students are to their business. Past Montecito Biscotti members have taken the skills they had learned here, and applied them to their future work.
In the past, the team has created orders for the Santa Barbara Airport, County Mental Health and various support groups. Currently, our young entrepreneurs are still accomplishing amazing things. This past month the team partnered up with Chocolats Du Calibressan, a sweets shop in downtown Santa Barbara. The shop owner Jill-Marie Carre, just opened up her new location on State Street. This is a fantastic opportunity for our team to be featured in a store like this. In addition to their partnership, they also are in the works of making a booth that will be featured at the Spring Art Show on May 27th at Youth Interactive. This is an another great opportunity for our young students to get their products out to the public.
We are so proud of everything Montecito Biscotti has accomplished, and we know that they will continue to do great things!