Chicago students learn work skills on food truck
More than a dozen fifth graders took over a food truck on the University of Chicago campus to sell a "creamy paradise" dessert as part of an educational program offered by The Academy Group, according to ABC 7.
The organization provides work experience, mentoring and academic support to low-income minority children. More than 300 students from grades four through 12 participate in the program. The students spent five weeks creating a business plan, setting a profit target and marketing the business.
The youngsters will sell desserts again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at a food truck near South Ellis Avenue and East 57th Street.