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Common Grounds coffee shop

Lincoln High School staff members visit with student Naim Cardona Ramos (center) as other students and staff fill beverage orders at Common Grounds coffee shop on Friday.

I am a strong advocate of job skills, social skills curriculum and experiential training skills. These skills should be taught to all students.

The paragraph I really liked was: "The coffee shop is part of a class, which means the rest of the week, students spend time practicing the skills they'll put into practice on Friday: greeting their customers, asking what they'd like, pouring the coffee, measuring the cocoa and water, taking money, making change, saying thank you."

Every clerk and sales associate who interacts with customers needs to learn the simple words "thank you" instead of the popular "have a good one" -- usually mumbled as "goodwn." I like the simple, sincere words: "thank you."

Kudos to Lincoln High and The Mill, their partner in the Common Grounds project.

Corinne Pedersen, Lincoln

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