We're a low income, multi-cultural urban school serving students with disabilities.The mission of our school is to teach our 18-21 year old students how to live more independently. We emphasize training, employment, and independent living skills to promote a successful transition from high school to adult life.
My food service students are learning how to prepare and staff a bakery/coffee cart, acquiring skills (such as customer service, handling money, and working as a team) that will help them find real jobs.
Coffee cart is essentially a tiny business on wheels. It's also a delicious asset to our school.
Our students' disabilities have a wide range, some cognitive or physical or combinations of both. Some have mobility or vision impairments, others, Autism or developmental disabilities. Some have emotional or behavioral challenges.
Every day my students can be seen in their blue service aprons wheeling a cart filled with fresh homemade bars, cookies and cake around our school campus. As the cry "Coffee Cart!" is heard down the hall, students and staff pour out of classrooms to check out the day's goodies.
This delicious asset to our school is more than a refreshing coffee break ... it also teaches students to count money, give good customer service, and how to work as a team.
And that's what our school aims to teach: marketable skills to help them find jobs as they reach adulthood. disabled.
So why do why do we need your help your to buy a commercial-grade coffee dispenser? Our old coffee dispenser's pump is breaking and doesn't have long for this world. We need a commercial grade dispenser that will stand up to years of heavy use.
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