BROOKWOOD’S ‘Owl’s Coffee and Bagels’



There are 9 students in the entrepreneurship class at Brookwood Christian School, the school for dyslexia in Acworth. They range from 8th grade to 12th grade in the class. At the beginning of the year, we began planning and researching the opening of a coffee cart at the school. These students research the market, the cost analysis and wrote a business plan for opening the cart.

They chose the menu, practiced making the drinks and have even created some of the goodies that are sold at the cart. They did a soft opening two weeks ago in order to work out all the kinks. They have been proactive and creative in salving problems and challenges.

We were thrilled to have an official ribbon cutting and see so many people from the community come and support us. One of the students, an 8th grader has emerged as an exceptional leader and is now the manager of the coffee cart.

The cart is called ‘Owl’s Coffee and Bagels’ after our school mascot. The cart is open for business to everyone, including the public from 8 – 9 a.m. anytime the school is in session. We will be open again beginning Nov. 30 until Christmas Break. All the proceeds from the cart go to the Brookwood Scholarship Fund.

I am so proud of these kids and all they have accomplished. We have 9 true leaders and entrepreneurs and they haven’t even graduated high school yet. I look forward to seeing the amazing impact they will have on our community.