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Scooter’s Coffee Teams Up with Local Schools to Help Special Education Students
‘Perks Program’ in Omaha Community Teaches Students Important Job Skills

March 1, 2019 – Omaha, NE – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, is helping local special education students learn important job skills and what it takes to be an amazing barista!

This year’s “Perks Program” began in September 2018 and will run the entire 2018-2019 school year.  Students at Millard South High School, Papillion-La Vista South High School, Millard North High School, and La Vista Middle School all have the opportunity to be baristas and deliver coffee to teachers during school hours. While doing so, they learn a little of what it’s like to have a job, building social interaction skills with students/teachers, and gaining self-confidence.

“Partnering with these schools to make their coffee cart program dream a reality has not only made an impact amongst the student bodies and Scooter’s Coffee but the community as a whole,” said Breanne Fabian, Scooter’s Coffee Brand Execution Specialist. “With this program, the schools are able to source coffee at a reduced cost. The Perks Program is one of a kind, and I am proud to be a part of an amazing program that teaches special education students real-life and social interaction skills to prepare them for a real job in the future.”

As part of this unique barista experience, students will be stickering lids with Scooter’s Coffee’s trademark smiley face stickers, weighing coffee grounds, and practicing barista talking points.  Millard South High School Speech-Language Pathologist, Valerie Newton, has seen the program impact students in a positive way. 

“The Patriot Perk coffee cart program has promoted inclusion and acceptance while teaching social and vocational skills to the alternate curriculum program students at Millard South,” said Newton. “Seeing the growth within our students, as well as our building as a whole, has been so special to witness. Our partnership with Scooter's Coffee has allowed us to provide our customers with exceptional products. We can't begin to thank Scooter's Coffee enough for their unwavering generosity and support!”

Special Education Teacher at Millard North High School, Nicole Torralbas, agrees that the program benefits both students and staff.

“Scooter’s Coffee’s special education coffee cart program has given our students the opportunity to practice job and life skills,” said Torralbas. “Our students love interacting with all the teachers in the school building and brightening their day by serving them. Staff members often tell us that it is their favorite part of the day. Scooter's has been a wonderful partner for our special education coffee cart program. They have supplied us with the product, given us guidance, and shared expertise to help us make this the best possible program for our staff and student workers.”

Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving world-class coffee for 20 years. It roasts only the finest beans, and it makes that first-morning sip convenient and rewarding for its customers across the nation. Scooter’s Coffee has over 200 locations in 14 states and has over 200 franchise commitments to build new stores. To find out why Scooter’s Coffee is among the best coffee franchises in the nation and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit ownascooters.com.

About Scooter’s Coffee

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of business, Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®️” It represents the company’s business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.

Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase in the Midwest and nationwide. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit ownascooters.com to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise of a well-established company. For more information, visit scooterscoffee.com, facebook.com/scooterscoffee, ownascooters.com or call 877-494-7004.

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