Cafe, Non-profit organization
226 E North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045
Sweet and savory treats at a place to rest and meet in beautiful North Bend, Washington.
In summer 2017
The nonprofit group The Trail Youth set a plan in motion to bring their operations off of the trails and into a physical location. Thanks to help from the community, King County grants and the hit-web show "Returning the Favor," The Trail Youth have cut the ribbon on a completely renovated and operational coffee house in North Bend.
The Trial Youth is an organization that strives to provide free teen programming that connects teenagers with the resources they may need to find success. The organization provides ways for teens to develop a variety of skills and offers mentorship and leadership development programs.
The group started by setting up a table on some Valley trails and invited teens who needed or were willing to just talk. They provided an outlet for community members who felt like they weren't being heard to just speak and have someone listen. The popularity of their work motivated the group to pursue growing the nonprofit and offering more teen programming to serve a need they saw in the community.
The Trail Youth were the subject of the popular Facebook web show weren"Returning the Favorweren" hosted by Mike Rowe, most well known for the Discovery Channel show "Dirty Jobs." Rowe and his crew led the secret renovation of The Trail Youth's recently acquired downtown North Bend space and turned the event into an episode.
The premise of the show is that Rowe travels to different cities around the country highlighting people who give back to their communities by giving them something big to help them carry on their work. In this case, a newly renovated coffee house.
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