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To teach students with Autism career and life skills.
Teach students about the importance of supporting their local communities.
Teach students how to operate a variety of kitchen utensils.
Teach students how to count and manage money, take inventory, etc.
Teach students about positive environmental impacts of using FairTrade and Organic Coffee beans.

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Service Learning Challenge- ASD Coffee Kart

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School:
Azalea Elementary School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Daniel Carneiro 
 
Vivianna Graham, Rebecca Sanchez, Marc Landfair 
Students Impacted:
25 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
October 16, 2017

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

BILL AND STEPHANIE GILLOCK - $50.00

Vivianna Graham - $10.00

Anonymous - $977.00

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Goal

To teach students with Autism career and life skills.
Teach students about the importance of supporting their local communities.
Teach students how to operate a variety of kitchen utensils.
Teach students how to count and manage money, take inventory, etc.
Teach students about positive environmental impacts of using FairTrade and Organic Coffee beans.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will place color coded order forms into teacher mailboxes every Monday. Students will prep coffee on Thursdays by grinding up the different flavor of beans, placing liners into filters, measuring and pouring coffee grounds into liners and placing them into coffee pots. They will also Record inventory(teacher name, room number, coffee flavor, creamer flavor, type of sugar, amount of coffee, money amount, etc), place sleeves on paper cups, write teachers names on cups, color code them with color dots.
On Friday morning, they will brew the coffee, teacher will pour the hot coffee into cups (for safety reasons), and students will add desired flavors and sugars place the lids on the cups.They will place coffee cups on cart and begin delivering. We will be making 3 rounds of deliveries per section of the school. Each round will require 4 students(2 pushing cart, 1 with clipboard assuring deliveries are completed, and 1 to assist with door holding and delivery). After all deliveries are completed, they will count the money to see how much was made. They will then clean the cart and all over pots. This Fundraiser will be every Friday, until the end of the school year.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students:
The creativity of classroom teachers is many times hindered by the lack of funding to implement innovative service learning projects. Teachers often use their own personal assets to purchase special materials in order to proliferate learning outcomes. By eliminating the burden of cost for our ASD teachers, we can raise more money for our project. Service learning projects are a great way for students to become an active participant in their community. The 20-25 students with Autism that will be participating will feel empowered, confident, and valued. They will begin to understand intrinsic rewards by playing an active role in the positive changes they make in their local community. Aside from the gratification they receive by participating in these community fundraisers, students are also engaged, learning, and having fun. The goal is to infuse important and practical life skills, social skills, and academic skills into their educational curriculum. Students will learn to collaborate and work together to follow step by step directions and be able to adjust recipes as needed (like doubling or tripling ingredients). Individuals with autism often lack appropriate social and functional life skills; which can hinder their ability to become independent in the future and have an undesirable impact on their self-determination. We want to look to our student’s future and provide opportunities that will fulfill their social skills needs and best assist our students how to learn to maneuver independently through our social world. It is essential to begin building the skills necessary for adulthood during these early ages. Our ASD team envisions each of our students living an independent and fulfilling life outside of institutions and half-way homes.


Community: Similar to last year's fundraiser, the money we raise will also be donated to help the local community. Rather than the SPCA and PARC (which we successfully contributed to last year), we will be helping homeless individuals in our community. The money raised will be used to buy food, supplies, and toiletries for individuals in our community whom are homeless.  

 

Describe the Students

My students are 4th and 5th grade individuals with Autism. They are in my self contained class for most, if not all of the time. Although they are academically performing below their grade level peers, their willingness, effort, and relentlessness to be successful is insurmountable. These group of students work harder than any other general education student I've witnessed, yet they are always categorized in the bottom tier due to unfortunate circumstances. A majority of these students were with me last year during our "Puppies 4 Autism" project that was partially funded by this project. Because of their hard work, collaboration, perseverance, and of course your generous donation- they were able to raise $740 to donate to wonderful community organizations (PARC and SPCA). They witnessed their contributions first hand by taking field trips to these places and hand delivering supplies that were desperately needed- and appreciated. For the first time in most of these kids life, they were looked up to, acknowledged, and sincerely thanked. They have the fundamental knowledge necessary to achieve a new fundraiser because a lot of them have done it last year. Now it's their turn to teach the new kids joining how to be mini entrepreneurs. Moreover, these life skills are transferable to future career jobs- even beyond simply brewing and distributing coffee.  

 

Budget Narrative

This is an approximate amount of supplies needed throughout the year as this fundraiser will be year-round. We began the fundraiser last week and raised $91- However, it was still not nearly enough to cover initial costs of supplies. We would greatly appreciate your donation so that we can cut cost down, thus raising more money for the organization and empowering students.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Coffee Cups, Lids, and sleeves(120ct) $30 X 10 $300.00
2 Coffee Cart $100.00
3 FairTrade, Organic roasted coffee beans (4 flavors at $20 each=$80 X 5 $400.00
4 Creamers(variety of flavors) $30 x 3 $90.00
5 envelopes(100ct-$7x 10=$70), paper, color copies(printer ink-$60) $130.00
6 coffee bean grinder $17.00
  Total: $1,037.00

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