Carol's Cafe FINAL layers
Truly Great Coffee!

Students and staff love our cold pressed coffee here at Riverside Cafe.  This process allows for a smoother, less acidic coffee, ideal for those suffering from acid reflux or sensitive stomachs," says Carole Belkin, Supervisor of the Café Work Program.  "Our students particularly love our Caramel Macchiato, which is our best seller."


The Cafe at Riverside was the joint venture involving the PTSO, students, staff, parents and community members. Students participated in naming the Café' and later decided which food and drink items would be sold.


"We are so excited about what we have accomplished here at Riverside.  Please stop by and have a cup of our delicious coffee," Carole says.  "We are located on the school's lower level, in room L303."

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors!

Riverside Cafe' Program
Work-Based Learning
for Students with Disabilities


Riverside High School embraces the inclusion of students with disabilities with its creation of work-based learning

experiences.  Work-based learning experiences are schools-coordinated activities which take place in the Cafe', which is an actual workplace environment.  Students receive on-the-job training in the following areas:


  1.  Safety, and the proper handling of food

  2.  Food preparation

  3.  Cash register training

  4.  Oral communication, social skills, and workplace training

  5.  Career and college readiness 



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Students are trained by their peers and supervised by staff.   At Riverside, our goal is that these experiences will provide 21st-century workplace readiness skills, employability, and community integration for the student with disabilities.   Proceeds from the Riverside Cafe' will be used as scholarships towards post-secondary education.

The Riverside Cafe' Work Program
Supports the Following Federal, State, and School Initiatives in Virgina

Because We Care!

  1.  The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) goal for all Virginia graduates to be "Life Ready."

  2. Virginia's Employment First and Workforce Innovation embrace and promote the training of competitive employment skills.

  3. The LCPS mission is to empower all student to make meaningful contributions to the world by providing students opportunities to gain transferable employment skills.

  4. One to the World (OTTW) projects through its community-based programs and school partnerships with other LCPS schools 




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