So far, this semester, U-32 Inc, a student-run entrepreneurial experience, has teamed up to create two products. Initially, George Cook’s class began the semester in collaboration with Dave Bazis and the Furniture Design class at U-32. Through a collaborative effort, Bazis’s students instructed Cook’s students in the production phase. Cook said, “I cannot tell you how instrumental they were in the process. Their craftsmanship is fantastic!” In total, the students created 53 cutting boards, each individually unique. No two boards were the same. The prices ranged from $20 to $48. To their surprise, all 53 boards were sold, in less than 80 minutes!
Currently, a “giving” arm of Inc. is being developed and they have introduced #U32daysofgiving. In this endeavor, Cook’s class has teamed up with Nutty Steph’s chocolate shop from Middlesex (VT). Junior Wyatt Mashkuri designed the labels and, working with Nutty Stephs, they purchased 75 bars from her. The group invited all U-32 students to submit recommendations for other individuals in the building to nominate folks who have performed random acts of kindness within the U-32 learning community! Now, the class is awarding the chocolate bars to 32, U-32 students, for being kind! You can check out their instagram feed.