Handmade soap to be sold by POST programRaising money, practicing real-world skills
As a way to raise money and develop their skills, POST students will be making soap and selling them on campus.
“Most of our activities are focused on giving our students hands-on experience involving real-world skills,” POST teacher Allenda Zionch said. “[This activity is used] to expose our students to real world activities that may be used in their adult placements, as well as to raise student-generated funds.”
This is the first year the POST program has used soap for a funding project. The students will be spending the next few Wednesdays creating the soap in the teacher’s lounge.
“Soap making, as well as making paper, are skills used at various sites around the valley for for working adults with disabilities,” Zionch said. “I think the students will enjoy this project because we melt the wax, pour it into a mold and make something new.”
The soaps will be sold during lunch for students and faculty to purchase. Once the soap project is completed, POST students will start making recycled paper.
“Melting and pouring the wax into the molds present the biggest challenge due to safety, but that’s what we’re here for,” Zionch said. “The packaging and pride in selling their product makes it fun and easy.”