“The Shop Around the Corner” – A Unique Learning Experience at Summit School

Summit School is proud to present a novel hands-on initiative – “The Shop Around the Corner.” Led by our devoted Teachers Assistant, Michelle Chemerov, this dynamic thrift store is more than just a retail space. It’s a lively center for learning, personal growth, and fostering a sense of community.

“The Shop Around the Corner” gives our students an opportunity to gain practical experience. In the words of Michelle, “The thrift store opportunity provides students with a practical and authentic learning experience. By working in the store, students gain valuable vocational skills, such as customer service, problem-solving, inventory management, and financial literacy. They also develop crucial social skills, including teamwork, communication, and responsibility. These skills are transferable and beneficial for their future endeavors, whether in further education, employment, or personal life.”

This thrift store is a symbol of our commitment to empowering students, enhancing community engagement, and promoting sustainability. It stands as a testament to our belief in the transformative power of education and the boundless potential within each of our students.

With “The Shop Around the Corner,” we’re not just teaching; we’re inspiring our students to become confident, skilled, and socially responsible individuals, shaping brighter futures, one step at a time.