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Mrs. Szczecinski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Little Entrepreneurs: Coffee Business in Special Education School

My students need a Keurig, coffee, coffee cups, creamer, and a cart to start a school wide coffee business.

My Students

Our school is a therapeutic day school program, the task of which is to provide emotional support and academic opportunities to children who have been unable to succeed in community school settings due to emotional, learning, and behavioral difficulties. The majority of our students live at a residential children's home and are wards of the state.

Our school runs as a trauma-informed program, aiming to help our students grow from their pasts and learn how to cope in effective ways.

Despite the challenges that our students face, they are incredible children. Their resiliency, love for learning, and curiosity are truly inspiring. I strive to make my classroom a welcoming and safe community and to help my students explore learning and grow into independent and productive citizens.

My Project

My students are capable of so much, but have so many skills that they are missing.

Creating a coffee business would allow my students to experience teamwork, service, following directions, and job skills in a very real way.

I would love to gain access to a Keurig, coffee materials (K-Cups, creamer, coffee cups), and a rolling cart. These materials would allow my students to fulfill staff coffee orders and deliver coffee on Fridays.

Why a coffee business? Working in a therapeutic treatment facility is no joke. Our staff heavily rely on coffee! We could start a small business doing anything, but why not make it something that people really, truly want? My students would not only gain real life skills from this experience, but they would gain a sense of pride and service. We plan on taking tips in order to eventually replenish our supplies so our coffee business can keep running smoothly!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Luxor STC Series 35 3/4"(H) 2 Shelves Top Tub & Bottom Flat Shelf Cart, Black • $88.19 1 $88.19
Keurig K130 In-Room Commercial Brewing System • $80.74 1 $80.74
Dixie PerfecTouch 12 oz. Hot Cups, 500/Case • $54.39 1 $54.39
Keurig K-Cup Diedrich Morning Edition Blend Coffee, Regular, 24/Pack • $9.79 5 $48.95
Nestle Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, French Vanilla, .375 oz Liquid Creamer Singles, 180/Box • $16.99 2 $33.98

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This project will reach 5 students.

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