How can we empower our youth to follow their dreams in a safe and effective way? In a world with limitless opportunities, it is never too early to talk to your kids about their options. In today’s episode, host DJ D-Rich invites two young and ambitio...
How can we empower our youth to follow their dreams in a safe and effective way? In a world with limitless opportunities, it is never too early to talk to your kids about their options. In today’s episode, host DJ D-Rich invites two young and ambitious business owners to discuss what entrepreneurship means to them.
Tween entrepreneurs Ziyad of Ziyad Creations and Keeley of Siimply_Editz began their entrepreneurial journeys at a young age. They both agree that owning a business allows you to do what you love while providing you with a better future. Growing up in a digital age, the two understand the potential impact that a business can have on a global scale.
Ziyad seeks to make an impact through language, which is why he is currently studying French. He encourages other kids to learn another language, so they can sell their products to someone in a different country. For Keeley, she prefers to spread the word about her designs through TikTok. She explains that this platform provides an easy and free way to connect and share your talents with people all over the globe! Even though building a business takes time, Ziyad and Keeley are teaching themselves valuable skills that they will carry with them as they transition into adulthood.
You are never too young to pursue your passion. Tune into this week’s tween edition of Southern Soul Live Stream to hear about the future of entrepreneurship through the eyes of our youngest generation and learn more from industry experts on how to encourage AND protect your children’s goals in a rapidly advancing world.
• “For example, being a cashier you don't make a lot of money. But starting your own business, you might be able to make more money than a cashier would. But you have to start off with the little steps.” (12:17-12:32 | Ziyad)
• “But it's very important to know another language, not just English, while starting a business because for example, say you want to go to a different country or a different continent to sell your product. They won't know what you're saying, most likely, and you won’t know what they're saying.” (14:04-14:29 | Ziyad)
• “Tik Tok is just really good to grow your business because a lot of people can see it all around the world.” (19:16-19:20 | Keeley)
• “Entrepreneurship is important to me because it shows me how I need to plan out my future.” (21:19-21:26 | Keeley)
Social Media Safety by Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP): http://www.gcapp.org/toolkit/
Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/homepage
Protect Young Eyes: https://protectyoungeyes.com/
Empowering Tweens with STEM by Genius Summer Camp: https://www.geniussummercamp.com/
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