Some teens saw the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic as an extended spring break from school. But not Lucy Kassel. Instead, the 15-year-old sought a creative outlet, starting her own cupcake business: Little Lamb Cupcakes. In fact, it’s become a passion project for Lucy during her extra downtime while much of the world remained locked down.
When the pandemic hit, like most kids, Bradford student Giuliano Garito was frustrated with having to be cooped up at home, away from friends, school, and sports. It was awful," he said. "I was very bored because I played a lot of sports and I am very athletic so it was boring for me to just have school and nothing else to do." Garito who is in Grade 8 at St. Marie of the Incarnation school says to help pass the time in lockdown he started watching videos on the app, Tik Tok. While scrolling through, he discovered a new trend, called the 'Mystery Box Challenge', where people stuff cardboard boxes with random, unique candies and sell them online.
A YOUNG entrepreneur has launched Donegal’s first milk bar where members of the public will be able to buy milk pasteurized on the family farm from a self-service vending machine. It is an idea 23-year-old Shannon Porter has been toying with for many years have seen the success of similar ventures in England and the North. However, she will be just the fourth person in Ireland and the first in this area to bring the quirky idea to life.
Most high-school seniors start their school year worrying about applying to college or thinking ahead to some of the seminal social events, such as the prom, that will mark the coming months. But Logan Lin, a 17-year-old senior at Dublin High, a public school in California’s Bay Area, has a slightly different set of concerns.
TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. -- On a historic street in Tappahannock, a young entrepreneur is proving that age is just a number. "It’s always been in the back of my head that, you know, one day it would be nice to be my own boss," said Lauren Dunn, CEO of Lauren Blair Boutique. At just 17 years old, Dunn is making that dream a reality. In June, she opened her own clothing boutique on Prince Street.
Many have said being a full-time student can feel like a full-time job. Manav Modi, junior in engineering, has two — working toward his degree in computer engineering and running his startup. In May 2020, Modi was finishing up his sophomore year of college from the distant location of his home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ease of online classes gave way to late-night conversations with two of his childhood best friends, Ayushi Gupta and Siddhi Chandak, students at the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively.
Former Slemish College student, Christopher Fulton is getting ready to open ‘Nobodies Shakes’ on Hill Street. The store is set to create three new jobs for local young people. Christopher said: “We are not only providing employment but teaching valuable life skills.”
Student-founded Nanodropper took home the 2021 Minnesota Cup grand prize Monday night, beating out the most competitive field in the program's 17-year history. The Rochester-based startup, which makes an eye-drop bottle adapter designed to reduce medical waste, is also the first company to win the $50,000 grand prize from the student division, which is open to students attending college or university in Minnesota between the ages of 19 and 30.
Brought up in a Māori household, young entrepreneur Tī Karohia-te-mārama Hēnare started her customized poi selling business to teach the Tikanga of poi and other Māori taonga. Henare is a year 13 student and head girl at Te Kāpehu Whetū. While she started the business HAKA tuku-iho as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) programme, the 17-year-old wishes to continue and work on it even after school. Henare hopes to expand her product range and other Kapa Haka products too.
In June, the 18-year-old Midland student received the University of Toronto’s National Scholarship, which includes four years of room, board and tuition while she studies theatre and drama. Jenkinson, 18, was selected as one of five winners in ‘Your Voice is Power,’ a competition in which students were challenged to use computer coding skills to remix Williams’ hit song Entrepreneur. ‘Your Voice is Power’ was designed to teach coding skills while encouraging students to voice their opinions on the importance of racial justice. The other four winners are from the United States.