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Leslie R
Boudinot Avenue
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the project

Dater Montessori is a dynamic, inclusive and caring elementary school serving a diverse population of children in preschool through 6th grade and their families. The educators in the building are committed to educating the whole child and providing learning environments that provide both enrichment and remediation.

The Dater Percolator is a student-run, adult supported coffee shop and the key part of the Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) at Dater. All 5th & 6th grade students regardless of ability are able to be a part of the coffee shop team. The student leadership team will run the coffee shop each school day from 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Students will be responsible for:

  • Making coffee
  • Serving customers
  • Marketing the Dater Percolator
  • Running and Balancing the Register
  • Making Daily Deliveries
  • Maintaining Inventory and Coffee Shop Cleanliness

During this program students will have go through four weeks of training in:

  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Sanitation and Food Handling
  • The History of Coffee and what makes a Good Cup of Coffee

This profits from the Dater Percolator will provide financial assistance to students for the 6th grade field study at Camp Joy and ensure that all students are able to fully participate regardless of ability to pay.

the steps

October-November: Recruit Student Staff and Adult Volunteers

November- December-

  • Student Training
  • Design Marketing Materials
  • Purchase materials for Coffee Shop
  • December 11th: Coffee Shop Soft Opening

January: Full Coffee Shop Opening

January-June- Coffee Shop is open

June- Student and Volunteer End of Year Celebration

why we're doing it

The Dater Percolator and the Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) will provide 5th and 6th grade students with leadership skills through running the coffee shop at Dater Montessori. It will also help all 6th grade students fully participate in the field studies at Dater Montessori Elementary. The Dater Percolator is not only a student run coffee shop, it also serves as a builder of community where adults gather in the morning before school to connect with one another and more deeply to the values and culture of Dater Montessori. The Dater Percolator was closed for two years because of Covid and your support will help bring back this important piece of what makes Dater Greater through Peace, Community and Hard Work.


Coffee Pots and Air Pots: Donated

Hot Water Kettle- $50

Coffee Filters- $30

Coffee Cups, Lids, Stirrers, and Cup Stoppers: $300

Coffee and Tea: $400

Creamer and Sweeteners: $200

Aprons: $35

Coffee Carriers: $50

Printing: $160

Training Materials: $100

Cash Register and supplies: $125

Storage Items: $150

Office Supplies: $75

Cleaning Supplies: $100

Start Up Cash: $75

End of Year Celebration for Students: $150

Total: $2000

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