Our Mission:

We Mentor and Empower Human Trafficking Survivors

Mentari translate to the sun in Indonesian. Victims of human trafficking are kept in the dark everyday, Mentari believes in helping survivors and bringing them back into the light. We mentor and empower survivors of violence, abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Our mission is to bring survivors back into the community and thrive independently.

 
 
 
 
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"Thank You Mentari Culinary Art Program for guiding me with skills not only good for a professional kitchen, but for mentorship in everyday life."

"One of our exercises were to create deviled eggs. I always enjoyed making appetizers, with this being my favorite. The program instructor, Bill Carson taught us that timing and efficiency are ever important while executing a recipe or meal, and I really admired his patience with us. I loved the deviled eggs so much that I recreated them for a holiday family dinner. Thank You Mentari Culinary Art Program for guiding me with skills not only good for a professional kitchen, but for mentorship in everyday life. I'm experiencing a new level of trust and confidence while we work together for a common goal."

Sharlena Powell

2017 Culinary Art Participant