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RISE & SHINE Delivers Coffee and Smiles

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Every Friday, learners in the Reaching Independence through Support and Education (RISE) program at MHS are delivering coffee and treats to faculty and staff and gaining valuable lessons in return.

First thing in the morning, the students are excited to organize the orders made the day before. They help prepare the coffee and sort the items before heading out, with help from a teaching assistant, to make the deliveries. The learners practice greeting the customers, handing over their orders, taking money, giving change and thanking them. Deliveries aren’t just limited to the high school. Often the learners make their way to the district office across the street, which usually involves seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

After all the deliveries are made, the students learn to count the money and find out how much they made in tips. They can decide whether to use the tips to get a treat from the vending machine now or wait to use it during a trip to Dunkin’ Donuts.

We are #MineolaProud of our amazing RISE students who put a smile on our faces every day and thankful to their teachers Ms. Ramos and Ms. Palladino for guiding them on this incredible life lesson.

Date Added: 1/26/2024