The Youth Barista Program is a 10-week training program that provides hands-on work experience for youth. The training requires no prior experience and teaches skills in in a café environment from experienced baristas. Areas of training include: food safety and sanitation, brewing and understanding coffee, making specialized espresso drinks, barista terminology, customer service, leadership skills, and communication skills. Job seeking and employment support is available upon completion of the program.

We are a “We Proudly Serve” Starbucks vendor.

Learn the skills to become a barista in a real work environment.
• No experience necessary
• Learn from experienced baristas
• 10 week training program that can also be broken down by skills according to goals of the student
• Learn skills on customer service, safety and sanitation, how to operate a manual and automatic espresso machine, create specialty Starbucks drinks, and more!
• Job seeking and employment support upon completion of the program
• Ages 15 and up

To find out about upcoming classes please call our Contact Center at (719) 572-6100.


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Since 1875...

AspenPointe has empowered clients, enriched lives and embraced purpose through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, substance abuse treatment, employment, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration and care management.

One of the largest nonprofits in Colorado Springs, AspenPointe traces its roots back to 1875 when we were called the Springs Relief Society. That organization, which delivered coal, lumber and clothing to the needy, was the genesis of what today is a comprehensive and integrated system of care that addresses the overall wellness of each client whether they need behavioral health services, counseling services or career services.

We have 12 organizations that serve more than 30,000 individuals and families each year through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration, telephonic wellness and care management.

We collaborate with clergy, educators, employers, other health and human service agencies, the legal/criminal justice system, other behavioral health providers, insurers, and many other organizations to leverage our collective resources in order to better our communities and the lives of its residents.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded largely by Medicaid, state and federal grants, local government contracts, and generous donations.

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