supporting former foster youth in texas

For-Profit Businesses

Meeting Employment Needs

Did you know?

Over 40% of the 1,000+ children who age out of foster care in Texas will become homeless in the first year.

In 2021, only 45% of these young adults had part-time or full-time employment at the age of 21.

Youth who receive employment help increase their chances of earning a living wage from 20% to 80%.

One of the biggest projects Bates Mission has on the horizon is launching two for-profit businesses to help, in part, fund Bates Mission, but more importantly to provide training and job opportunities. Stable employment is critical for the young adults we serve, especially with all the challenges they face transitioning out of the foster care system. Our goal is to offer space locally and remotely to help meet this need, and we hope to meet this goal through Bates Creative and Bates Pantry!

Building Brands with Purpose

Bates Creative

As the digital marketing industry continues to grow, many businesses find themselves without the tools or the time to manage things like their online presence. One of our for-profit businesses is a digital marketing agency, providing services like social media, branding, and website design/redesign.

We already have a few clients and employ a young adult to support the agency staff. As we expand our client base, we will build more positions for former foster youth, so we are excited about its potential! If you or someone you know can use digital marketing support, please reach out to us.


Remote Job Opportunities

Social Media / Content Creation


Web Design and Development

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Sweetened with Purpose

Bates Pantry

Over the last year and a half, Bates Mission held several pop-up markets and catered different events with the homemade goods prepared by our in-house professional baker. Over the next year, we plan to transform our current office space into a storefront cafe for her baked goods, as well as other non-perishable food items and gifts.

While we work on bringing the full vision of Bates Pantry to life, please let us know if you are interested in having Bates Mission provide baked goods for your event!

Local job opportunities

Storefront Cafe

Local Markets/Events


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Bates Mission

1904 S. Bagdad Road, #2

Leander, TX 78641


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