With only a handful of students in the class, it needed to get creative to run the coffee shop this past school year. This gave the class an opportunity to truly be managers Besides running our coffee shop, the class was responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, overseeing, and evaluating its volunteer employees.
The class also developed many unique promotional campaigns. With an extended nutrition break occasionally built into our school year, we were able to sponsor and promote some of our school’s talent. Jayce Galasso and Taylor Maughan performed on guitar and vocals, Mairead Cooney and Virginia Magdziuk showed us some Irish Step dancing on St. Patrick’s Day and Claudia Folds and her sister Haley Morgan performed on ukulele and vocals.
Through hard work, collaborations, and adjustments, students were able to get a small taste of what it is like being an entrepreneur. A total of $4,000 profit was made by this class. Since all but one of our volunteer employees were seniors, $1,000 was donated to the senior class to help offset senior expenses. The balance of $3,000 has been donated to the Rolphie Fund, an organization that goes right back to helping students in Schoharie County.