Pioneering Inclusive Employment Opportunities - HUGS Cafe

McKinney Momentum

28-09-2023 • 36 mins

Today in the McKinney Momentum studio, we sit down with Lauren Smith and Kierstin Marchal from HUGS Cafe right here in McKinney. Lauren shares the story of HUGS, and the four main initiatives they are focused on - including some very unique inclusive employment curriculum opportunities. Kierstin shares the culture of HUGS, and how the opportunities provided her has changed her career for the better as an adult with disabilities in the workforce - including landing her DREAM JOB at Disney!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and we couldn't think of a better time or partnership to bring this conversation to the forefront.

Of course, it wouldn't be a conversation about HUGS if we didn't discuss the cookies and pretzels! Join our own Madison Clark as we unpack the unique story of this incredible organization.

Check out the video: https://youtu.be/8JEmQWeoos8

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