Brewing Skills and Friendships - Horace High's Unique Coffee Shop

Brewing Skills and Friendships - Horace High's Unique Coffee Shop

Horace High School in Horace, ND, has introduced an innovative educational experience through its in-house coffee shop, Early Bird. This student-run business is not just about selling coffee; it's a comprehensive learning platform. Students of all abilities, including those from the special education program, actively participate in running the shop. Tasks range from brewing coffee and managing the cash register to interacting with peers and customers, providing these students with valuable life and employment skills. The shop operates on block schedules and is integrated into the curriculum as a hands-on method for teaching real-world skills. Furthermore, it supports a peer-to-peer program that fosters inclusivity and friendship among students of diverse abilities. All profits are reinvested into school programs, enriching the educational environment.

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