The Bobcat Barista was once an idea, but thanks to our community partners, it is a real business now! First United Federal Credit Union and Eliano’s Coffee have helped our special needs students learn to make smoothies and coffee for the faculty and staff, and the students get much more. Students are learning life skills like counting money, making change, shopping and communication skills. Best of all, the money they make goes right back to getting the items needed to maintain their business and profits are used to purchase items for the classroom. The Bobcat Barista has brought joy to SMMS! The students along with our community partners have done such a good job in making it a welcomed new addition to our school.