By Alexa Imani Spencer, Black Enterprise, November 2, 2021
This math teacher came up with a pretty cool solution after learning his students weren’t focused because they were hungry—make them healthy, all-natural breakfast smoothies to kickstart their day.
George A. Caesar, an educator at Liberty City High in Miami, founded Smoothies 4 Students in 2018 after noticing many of his students were struggling to pay attention in class. The social entrepreneurial nonprofit provides nutritious smoothies to students who lack access to fresh foods in their neighborhoods.
The idea came about after a colleague suggested the students being “low on energy, grumpy, and making silly mistakes on their lessons,” could be due to hunger.