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Mrs. Lyle from Mena AR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Cup of Coffee Today...Skills for Tomorrow

Help me give my students the tools they need to acquire job skills they can use to gain employment during and after high school.

  • $802 goal

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My Students

My students are always excited when they get to experience something new. They live in a rural area of the state. A large portion of our student body is low income. There are many opportunities and experiences that they do not get to have.

Last year, my students brainstormed ways to start a business that would give them skills they could use after high school.

Together, they came up with the idea of a mobile coffee cart. As soon as this semester started, they began asking questions about moving forward with their idea.

My Project

A mobile coffee cart is an idea that my students developed last year during Food Production class. The equipment and supplies bought through this project will be used to deliver various types of cold and hot coffee to teachers and students. They will use the mobile cart to deliver across campus.

My students will learn many valuable skills that are needed in the workplace.

They will begin by breaking down the cost of supplies and equipment to determine how much they need to charge per cup. They will go through the process of keeping financial records, taking inventory, and placing future supply orders. They will learn customer service by creating an online order form to gather orders, taking payment, making change, and delivering each cup of coffee personally with a smile. Students will also learn safe and sanitary food handling practices and how to make different types of coffee using the coffee machines, various creamers, and sweetners. These skills will allow them to find employment while in high school and after.

Mrs. Lyle
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
7 Pc All-In-One Espresso Machine & Cappuccino Maker Barista Bundle Set w/ Built-In Steamer & Frother (Inc: Coffee Bean Grinder, Portafilter, Milk Frothing Cup, Spoon/Tamper & 2 Cups), Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $219.99 1 $219.99
Original Tubstr 3 Shelf Utility Cart/Service Cart - Heavy Duty - Supports up to 400 lbs - Tub Carts w/Deep Shelves - Great for Warehouse, Garage, Cleaning and More (3 Shelf - 32 x 18 / Black) • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Average Joe - 120 Pack - 12 Oz Disposable Hot Paper Coffee Cups, Lids, Sleeves, Stirring Straws To Go - (Clean White Color) • Amazon Business $29.97 2 $59.94
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Black • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Value Pack, 1000 Individual Packets, 2.2 lbs • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles - Caramel, Chocolate & White Chocolate - Set of 3 • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
Nestle Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, Sweetened Original, liquid pump bottle, 50.7 Fl. Oz (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
Domino Sugar Packets (1000) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Green Direct 12 oz. Plastic Clear Cups With Flat Lids for Cold Drink / Bubble Boba / Iced Coffee / Tea / Smoothie Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Hills Bros Coffee, Original Blend Medium Roast Ground, 30.5 Ounce • Amazon Business $7.84 2 $15.68
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups | Coffee Syrup Pump | Fits 750ml Bottle • Amazon Business $4.35 3 $13.05
Nestle Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, Hazelnut,L liquid pump bottle, 50.7 Fl. Oz (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Nestle Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, French Vanilla, Liquid Pump Bottle, 50.7 Fl. Oz (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Jordans Skinny Syrups Jordan Skinny Syrup Sugar Free Salted Caramel,one 25.4 ounce bottle • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
White Chocolate- Jordan's Skinny Syrups Sugar Free • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Sugar Free Peppermint Bark - Jordan's Skinny Syrups, 25.4 oz. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crystalware Flexible Plastic Drinking Straws - White, Individually Wrapped, Food-Safe BPA Free, 380/Box – 7 ¾ Inches Long • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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