The newest feature at Oak Glen High School in Hancock County is a student-run coffee shop, which opened today.
Students are responsible for stocking the store, filling orders and selling food and beverages to staff members. It’s part of a work exploration program. The goal is for students to graduate with skills that help them attract potential employers.
“The students in Mrs. Orr’s class and Ms. Smith’s class, along with the help of Mrs. Hogan from our board office, has helped us prepare the Oak Glen High School coffee shop and the students will be selling coffee, tea, bagels to the staff here at Oak Glen High School,” said assistant principal Denise Miller. “They’ve been making the orders and getting the bagels and grinding the coffee and so it’s a great work exploration for them.”
Teachers place their orders online and the student staff delivers coffee during planning periods. The money earned by the store goes towards restocking it so that the students never run out of coffee and food for the staff.