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