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Ms. Williamson from Wellington MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School Coffee Baristas! Empowering & Learning

Help me give my students these machines to grow their coffee business to increase their opportunity for positive peer interactions.

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural farming community. We are strong in tradition and community support. We are thankful for the administration, teachers, and parents that allow us to try new ideas to help our students as they learn new life skills to build a solid foundation as they grow.

My students are motivated by our life skills activities, and they look forward to the opportunities for social interactions that these activities provide.

They come each day to school excited to learn!

My Project

Currently, my middle school students are borrowing Keurig machines to start their own coffee barista business serving teachers. They have found great success with this and would like to expand their business to include serving the 6th to 12th grade student body.

They feel this will help them with their social skills, teamwork, meeting new people, making new friends, money management, future employment opportunities, job and communication skills.

These skills that others may take for granted are ones that my kids are excited to learn. After each "coffee shop", they feel pride in the accomplishment of their work - and this is something that is turning into an independent task for these students, which will hopefully transition into independence in other valuable life skills.

As of now, every Thursday these students have a student lead business meeting to assign job duties for the following coffee shop they do for teachers. They have researched what items they need to jump start their business, and have analyzed what would work best for them. This has been a real confidence booster for them and their general attitude has improved with their excitement.

Ms. Williamson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keurig K475 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker with 12oz Brew Size, Strength Control, and temperature control, Programmable, Black • Amazon Business $139.99 2 $279.98
Luxor EC11-B 2 Shelves Multipurpose Storage Plastic Tub Utility Cart - Black • Amazon Business $77.99 1 $77.99
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa K-Cups, Milk Chocolate, 72 Count • Amazon Business $35.96 1 $35.96
MCCAFE Premium Roast Coffee, K-CUP PODS, 84 Count • Amazon Business $27.12 1 $27.12
Grove Square Cappuccino, French Vanilla, 50 Single Serve Cups (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $20.50 1 $20.50
Twinings of London Pure Peppermint Tea K-Cups for Keurig, 24 Count • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12

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