As crowds gathered and athletes converged in Miami for the Super Bowl this weekend, some unlikely partners joined together for a unique dinner that has the potential to spark a national movement and inspire change within juvenile justice.

In partnership with the Players Coalition and the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative, Stand Together hosted a pop-up dinner Friday night featuring Café Momentum, an award-winning, Dallas-based restaurant that provides 12-month paid internships for young people exiting juvenile detention. With 85% of their interns never returning to jail, this approach is helping these interns chart a path to reaching their full potential.

While the dinner attendees included highly recognized and decorated NFL players, top business leaders, policy advocates, and community leaders, the real stars of the evening were the 12 previously incarcerated young people who had only 48 hours to train for, prepare, and serve the dinner.

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