“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
We are hearing more and more about ‘Kid-Entrepreneurs’ from different sources such as the news to shark tank. Often teachers ask me, ‘how do you let the students know about these students?’ Below I give you three ways you can add it into your classroom, share my favorite 12 Kid-Entrepreneurs and a few sites that also can help you.
- Create a Kid-Entrepreneurs bulletin board in your classroom. On this board have the Kid-Entrepreneurs pictures and some information about what they invented. (Make it interactive and let the students add to it – you will be surprised how any go home and research it!)
- Use articles that are about Kid-Entrepreneurs in your classroom. For example have them do a close read.
- Add it into your morning meetings/class advisory time; once a week you can highlight a Kid-Entrepreneur.
Kid-Entrepreneurs to utilize in the Classroom:
- Adora Svitak, age 18 (started at 12) Writer, speaker, advocate (if you haven’t watched her Ted Talks you are missing out, my favorite is ‘What adults can learn from kids’)
- Jake Andraka, age 17 (started at 15) – Jack Andraka
- Mikaila Ulmer, age 11 – Me and the Bees
- Alina Morse, age 10 – Zollipops
- Isabella Rose Taylor, age 15 – Isabella Rose Taylor Fashion
- Kid President, age 14, (started at 10) Kid President
- Rachel Zietz, age 15 – Gladiator Lacrosse
- Madison Robinson, ag2 18 (started at 12) – Fish Flops
- Mercer Henderson, age 13 – Audiots
- Thomas Suarez, age 17 (started at 12) CarrotCorp (His Ted Talk as an app developer)
- Hart Main, age 18 (started at 13) ManCans
- E2D (a local Kid-Entrepreneurs from Charlotte)
Other Kid-Entrepreneurs Resources:
Project Based Entrepreneurship (Biz World)
Ted Talk Related to Kid-Entrepreneurs
You might even have some Kid-Entrepreneurs in your classroom!