This is an amazing opportunity to fund a grant guaranteed to get the entire school district going!
This grant supports Ms Melissa Casey - the teacher for Life Skills/Transition Program at Coupeville - an all her students. The students range in age from 9th grade to 21 years old.
The Coupeville Transition Program helps young adults with disabilities gain essential life and job skills in order to work towards independence. The Wolf Perk (love this name) is an instructional model designed for special education students. Through the coffee cart, the students will receive hands-on, real-life experience with functional skills that are connected to services a food cart. These skills include learning social interactions, speech, and language, exploring job roles/responsibilities, bilateral hand skills, hygiene practice, sequencing using math to keep an inventory of supplies and simple accounting using real money. The Wold Perk has been open and serving the staff of Coupeville Schools since April of 2019. They have made and served over 600 drinks to date and has been very successful! In order to keep up, the Wolf Perk needs a better machine!
The Transition Program is intended to help the students move from an academic centered program to one geared to giving them the skills they need to gain employment and live as independently as possible. The Wolf Perk (love this name!) has given the students increased confidence in their abilities to gain employment in the community. The students have been taking orders, making the coffee product, delivering to customers, and reconciling the daily sales to faculty. These skills have been added to their resumes and will help make their goal of gaining employment a reality.