Published November 23, 2020
Chelsee Wright graduated from our Fall 2020 class empowered and motivated. She is currently working towards a degree in hospitality management, with dreams of one day opening her own food truck. We are so proud of her incredible growth and can't wait to support her in the future! Read more about Chelsee's story below.
What circumstances brought you to where you before you joined Together We Bake?
Chelsee: I was on bond waiting for court, and my advocate at my lawyer's recommended the program. She kept pushing me to apply, even after I felt like I didn't because of the distance - it was far.
What inspired you to apply to Together We Bake?
Chelsee: Ms. Caralyn Fralick and my mom.
How has Together We Bake changed your perspective on life?
Chelsee: It gave me the confidence to believe in myself, to only shoot for the best, and to be able to trust others.
Has someone at Together We Bake (a fellow participant, volunteer, an instructor, ect.) had a particular influence on you?
Chelsee: Everyone had an influence on me, but Ms. Liz impacted me the most. I feel more connected to her because of similar life circumstances. She understood me more, and I felt like I was able to communicate with her better.
How would you describe Together We Bake?
Chelsee: TWB is a family, a trusted environment, a supportive, empowering group of ladies. I felt at home as soon as I walked in.
What do you feel is the most valuable thing Together We Bake does?
Chelsee: They take steps to build relationships with us. A lot of us don't have that in our life other than family.
What is the most valuable thing you learned at Together We Bake?
Chelsee: I learned how to be open about my emotions.
Do you have any specific memories of experiences at Together We Bake?
Chelsee: Baking the bread and learning from Nestle Toll House. She has my dream job.
What was the most challenging thing about the program? How did you overcome those challenges?
Chelsee: Getting used to dealing with other people's personalities. Talking about my emotions and expressing myself was very helpful.
What is something you are proud of that you achieved because of your participation in Together We Bake?
Chelsee: I'm proud of the confidence I've gained and passing my ServSafe exam.
What advice do you have for the women considering applying to Together We Bake?
Chelsee: Dedicate yourself and apply everything you learned to everyday life. Talk to them and build relationships. The staff will give you the best advice and information as possible.
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