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Cooking Up Life Skills at Club Cafe

It's a cafe with a motto.

"Responsibility, respect, team work," said drop-in Club Cafe director, Susan Groff.

And it's run by 20 eight through 12-year-old's.

"It was hard at first but it got easier," said Josh Mollo, Club Cafe worker.

Club Cafe was started at the Boys and Girls Club in Endicott last January as a way to get kids cooking.

"We learn skills like what can we use in the cabinet. What you might have at home, what to get together and make a meal for yourself.  How to use the microwave properly," said Groff.

The cafe is now open to the public an hour and a half once a week and has become a pilot program aimed at teaching kids life skills.

"You have to do your best job work together, help others, whole respect, be responsible," said cafe waitress Anna Nikulina.

"You got to use team work and work together to do your job," said Mollo.

"I'm kind of like a shy person.  I'm a little bit nervous but as a waiter, I have to say 'hi my name is.. I'm serving you," and I just have to provide for my customer," said Nikulina.

The cafe may only be open once a week but kids spend days preparing for Thursday nights dinner.

"We work on planning the menu at the beginning of the week.  We work on what budget we have.  What we need.  What to put together to serve and then on Wednesday we prep anything that needs to be prepared," said Groff.

A meal will cost you a $3.50 donation to the cafe.  That money goes to preparing your next meal..

"If we only make $40, we have to say 'we only made $40, what can we make with what's in the pantry and add to it'," said Groff.

**Ali Warner Fox 40 HD News**

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