Adolph Martin left and Malik Runnels are two of Cafeacute Momentum39s nearly 200 interns

Adolph Martin, left, and Malik Runnels are two of Café Momentum's nearly 200 interns.

Café Momentum gives troubled youth a second chance

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Life has been rough for Mickel Padres, 18, of Dallas. Acting out against it landed him in a juvenile detention facility for his 16th year.

“When I got out, my situation was the same and I was doing worse,” recalls the 19-year-old. “I really did want to change. But, I didn’t know how. I couldn’t do it by myself."

To get help he called Chad Houser. Houser is executive director and chef at Café Momentum in Dallas. The two had met a few years ago when Padres participated i

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