By: Bryana Schaffer & Ivy Lewis, Members of the BPA Chapter of Hillsdale High School
One mother's dream became a reality for Hillsdale High School‘s BPA chapter this school year.
In the fall of 2011, parent Emily Wood came to the BPA with her idea of opening a student run business. Members of the BPA club liked the idea and started doing research. They wrote a business plan and sought grant money to make their dreams a reality. In January of 2012 the group found out that they were awarded $12,950.00 towards building the Coffee Shop in the high school. Now the students had to take their business plan and turn it into an action plan, creating the foundation for the student run business. The students met weekly with adult advisors to create the name, the blueprint, construction plans, marketing, training and schedules, all the things needed to create the foundation for the business. The local coffee shop (Checker Records) got involved and helped the students choose appropriate equipment and taught them how to be baristas. Read and see more>>