Cam’s Coffee Creations is a local coffee shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. What is unique about the business is that 9-year-old Camden Myers started it with his family.
“We didn’t start thinking we would be in business; we started just as a hobby to try and help Cam overcome some of his deficits,” the youngster’s mom, Latasha Lewis, told WFMY News 2.
Cam was born with a traumatic brain injury that affects some of his cognitive and physical abilities. After years of therapy and a school system that wasn’t helping, his parents saw how his hobby of coffee making enabled him to develop his social skills.
“It was obvious that running his own business was giving him learning opportunities that he wasn’t getting in traditional learning environments,” Lewis explained.
The small business not only has been able to help Cam, but it also employs other individuals who have special needs. “Being here, I get to help people with special needs and students,” the young man shared.
Cam’s Coffee Creations is open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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