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Brewing Independence at Arthurs Middle School
In March of 2022, over $14,000 in teacher grants were awarded to teachers in the Trenton, MI school district impacting two thousand students in Hedke and Anderson Elementary, Arthurs Middle School and Trenton High School
By: Trenton Educational Foundation
Brewing Independence opened in the fall of 2022 at Arthurs Middle School. It is a program which set up a business for students to run inside the school. They are equipped with a coffee maker, oven and supplies to manage and provide reports to their teachers on the profitability (or loss) of the business.
Principal Debbie Rhoades asked teachers and students what they like best about the program. Teacher Richard Lee said, "I like watching the students gain skills they need outside of the classroom. I also enjoy grabbing a snack on Tuesday and Thursday when they are open."
Eighth grade student Alivia Kerr said, "I think that it's very unique and nice for the students
and staff." One things for sure, when Brewing Independence is open, the school smells like fresh brewed coffee and cookies and what a great addition to the learning environment for students at Arthurs Middle School.
About the Trenton Educational Foundation:
Established in 2008 by a partnership of community leaders from various organizations, the TEF is now known as a source of "grants" that teachers can seek to help fund special projects and activities not within the budget and have added student scholarships. All levels of Trenton public education are helped by the TEF. The Foundation funds six integral areas of education — cultural enrichment, scholastic enrichment, arts and education, technology and learning, continuing education and professional development. The Foundation conducts one grant cycle each school year for all grant requests in order that all grants will be ready for implementation at the beginning of the next school year. The Trenton Educational Foundation (TEF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created for the purpose of enhancing the educational opportunities for teachers and students within the Trenton Public Schools system.
For more information visit the web site http://trentonedfoundation.org or Facebook page facebook.com/