We want to inspire local children about business and a world beyond Springfield.
By partnering with Boyd Elementary School’s fourth and fifth grade classes, we weave chocolate making, small business and direct trade into aspects of their curriculum.
When the students learn about inventions in the classroom, they walk down the street for a special tour of the factory. They watch how we transform cocoa beans into a chocolate bar. When Shawn travels to origin, he sends pictures and stories to each class. We visit their classrooms, talk about journeys to cocoa farms around the world, teach the basics of balance sheets, income statements and profit sharing. There’s a whole lot of fun thrown in too.
Every year students from Boyd visit our factory for a celebration and make chocolate treats.