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Young Entrepreneur Series – HOPE

Rachael Lambin was years old when her HOPE organization (Helping Obese People through Education) was founded. Rachael started gaining weight in elementary school. Mandatory snack periods offered only junk food. Gym class was held just twice a week, and recess didn’t provide any chance for physical activity.

Rachael’s self-esteem dropped so much that she began home-schooling rather than face the teasing from kids at school. Rachael learned about nutrition, lost 50 poundswith diet and exercise, and created a 4-H program called HOPE, Helping Obese PeopleThrough Education.

HOPE reaches out to otheryouth coping with obesity. Through HOPE, Rachael gives workshops on nutrition and self-esteem and holds exercise clinics. She teaches youth healthy habits with charts, demonstrates exercises and brings in a personal trainer to measure weight and body fat. She encourages youth to teach their families what they’ve learned or return with their parents and siblings to learn together. HOPE is held at health clubs, school gyms and community health fairs.

She didn’t end her work with this organization. She also founded a second organization called Kids Helping Kids with Asthma.  Rachael works to raise asthma awareness and provides disabled children with an unique opportunity to attend summer camps. Supportive summer camps allow them to have fun and enjoy camp in an environment designed to support medication and management.

Kids can do amazing things. Learn how to start a business, make good decisions, and more at http://www.smckids.com/learnandearn.

Presenting our GYOB Grand Prize Winners!

 

Congratulations Aria & C.L.A.N dba Deals on Wheels

We are extremely happy and excited to announce the Grand Prize winners of the Grow Your Own Business Challenge!

L to R: Mike Dean, President Experian Consumer Direct, Aria, Ken Chaplin, Senior Vice President of Experian Consumer Direct
Individual Winner: Aria from PA
Idea: Shine So Bright

Front Row (L to R): Charles, Lucien, Alejandro, Nataniel; Second Row: Warren Buffett with teachers Barbara & Michele
Winning Team: Deals on Wheels from NY
Idea: Deals on Wheels

The finalists presented their ideas to Warren Buffett and a panel of judges on May 21st, 2012.  The winning individual and the winning team members received a grand prize of $5,000 each.

Thank you all for participating and a special shout out to our educators and parents for encouraging their kids to enter the competition.

To see a list of all the winners and their ideas, please click here.

Online Voting Has Ended. Next Stop Omaha!

Online voting has closed with over 45,000 votes cast! The votes have now been tallied and it’s time to announce the winners of this round!

Top Voted Finalist: Sarady for her idea “Feel Your World”
Top Voted Team Finalist: Charles, Lucien, Alejandro and Nataniel for their idea “Deals on Wheels”

Read more about their ideas here, www.smckids.com/learnandearn/finalists.

We have one more round of judging to go. All finalists will present their ideas to a judging panel in the final round of judging in Omaha, NE on May 21st. Check back at the end of the day on May 21st to find out if your favorite individual and team made it to the top! 

Meet the Grow Your Own Business Finalists and Vote!

We present you our five individual finalists and three team finalists. Vote for the ideas you like best and help them win! Voting ends May 14th, 2012 at midnight (EST).

 

Young Entrepreneur Series – Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Alexandra “Alex” Scott was just 4 years old when she founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Pediatric Cancer Research. Two days before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with cancer. She went through a number of treatments throughout her early years.

In 2000, Alex received a stem cell transplant decided thatw hen she got out of the hospital, she wanted to have a lemonade stand. She wanted to give the money to hospitals to help other kids. She held her first lemonade stand later that year and raised $2,000 for “her hospital.”

Each year until her death, Alex held an annual lemonade stand in her front yard and earned. On August 1, 2004, Alex died peacefully at the age of 8. As word has spread, donations have poured in from around the world, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand has already raised over $5 million for pediatric cancer research.

What can you do to make a lasting impression? Learn the great life lessons that will get you there, by visiting www.smckids.com/learnandearn today.

Young Entrepreneur Series – Lipstick Queen

Poppy King was 18 years old when she founded Poppy Industries, Lipstick Queen.

Ever go to the store and realize what you want isn’t even on the market? Well, Poppy King did and eventually did something about it. When she couldn’t find the lipstick she wanted, she realized other women may have a similar problem. At the age of 18, she found her first cosmetics company Poppy Industries, which became a huge hit in Australia, earning her the Young Australian of the Year award in 1995.

Although the company eventually dissolved in 2002, after its tempestuous launch in the United States, King is still a fixture in the cosmetic industry, serving as a consultant for Estee Lauder and forming a new company. Her Book, Lipstick Queen, which is sold through her clever website, www.lipstickqueen.com.

In just a few days, we will be announcing the Finalists in the Grow Your Own Business Challenge. Stay Tuned!

Presenting the “Individual” & “Team” Semifinalists

Meet the Semifinalists of the Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge! These young entrepreneurs have come up with winning new business ideas. Visit http://www.smckids.com/learnandearn/semifinalists . These Kids have worked so hard on their ideas, stay tuned to find out who makes it to be a Finalist!