Coffee Cart Sees Success at WHS


Connor Elci

The Coffee Cart at Waterford High School has been well-received by faculty members who need a midday pick-me-up. Mrs. Crump had the idea of providing an opportunity for special education students to learn vocational skills as well as social skills as they serve coffee and interact with staff. The cart has been around for a month and already has been successful. This began as a grant from the state department of education for students.                   


Students involved in the program attend UCONN Avery Point vocational skills program. This is a school for kids with disabilities up to the age of 21. The cart is meant to help students learn small business knowledge like consumer math and social skills. Students take part in taking inventory and orders for more supplies. The kids are also former Waterford High graduations and love seeing their former teachers. The goal is to help these students prepare for the working world. 


The group serves Waterford High School as well as the community center. The group hopes to grow in the future working at sporting and other extracurricular events. For more information, contact Mrs. Crump.