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November 16, 2021
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High School Students from Good Karma Cafe at Franklin Make Donation to Open Door Mission
Students from Franklin Upper School

Donation to Open Door Mission 

Wednesday, November 17, 12:30 p.m.

Franklin Campus
950 Norton Street
Rochester, NY 14621
3rd floor, park in the side bus loop and enter through exit number 2

The Good Karma Cafe at Franklin Upper School began selling coffee and treats to students and staff in October of 2021. The students who run this cafe are part of a New York State Alternative Assessment (NYSAA) career awareness class, where they learn skills they can use after graduating from high school. These students run the cafe daily, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and serve coffee, muffins, and cookies. Students serve in a variety of roles, including cashier, barista, bakery worker, and greeter.

Students and teachers who run the cafe will be donating $320 dollars to the Open Door Mission in order to supply Thanksgiving meals to the homeless population. Each marking period students will donate money from the sale of items in the cafe to a new charity.
131 W. Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14614 | 585-262-8100