Inspire BBQ-kitchenWashington, D.C., has a thriving restaurant market with a plethora of restaurants serving its multicultural residents. But this barbecue eatery offers more than food on its menu.

“Inspire BBQ” aims to reclaim troubled young people, teach them a trade, and give them a chance at success.

Chef Furard Tate is the kind of man who never sits still. He flits from the order desk at Inspire BBQ back to the busy kitchen, where young men are seasoning sauce, cooking macaroni and cheese, and finishing off some dry-rubbed ribs smoked on a grill.

(HEAR or READ the story from NPR’s All Things Considered)

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