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Monrovia High School Special Education Students Learn Important Life Skills In Unique Coffee Program


Morning coffee means a little more at Monrovia High School. It’s a way to teach special education students job and communication skills.

Mark is one of the students who take part in the school’s Roasters coffee cart program.

“It’s just the way that they could teach us how to make coffee if we end up working at a coffee place. It’s my life,” he said.

The MHS Roasters coffee cart goes out at 7 a.m. and serves students and staff with coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Blanca Gutierrez’s son Dante is also part of the Roasters crew.

“In the morning, I’m like, hey Dante, time to get up, you gotta work the café,” she said. “And he’s here. He loves coming to school and being a part of all this. It it’s pretty great to see.”

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