COFFEE FOR EDUCATION
DO WHAT YOU LOVE. MAKE THE WORLD BETTER.
Coffee for Education is a partnership between Piedmont Middle School and Equitas. It is a student-led initiative designed to promote leadership development and model social enterprise opportunities through the vehicle of craft coffee and tea.
Featuring a student-operated coffee shop, Coffee for Education introduces the Piedmont Middle School community to specialty coffee and tea. Students master the techniques of manually brewed coffee and tea while simultaneously providing a valuable service to Piedmont faculty and staff.
Coffee for Education cultivates student leaders. Tangible life experience – seldom available in middle school – is achieved through this unique opportunity to run a full-service shop developing skills of discipline, punctuality, problem solving, collaboration, innovation, creativity and customer service.
Modeling social enterprise is the most valued objective of Coffee for Education. Rather than focusing inward, students are inspired to focus on what benefits others. Equitas is dedicated to providing equitable education opportunities to students in rural Malawi and committed to building a school providing accessible education to two dozen African villages. Every penny Coffee for Education earns is directly allocated to this project.