Girl Scout Kennedy, a sixth-grader at Crofton Middle School, has been making headlines in the Capital Gazzette as the “kidpreneur” behind the jewelry of Kennedy’s Krafty Kreations.
What began as a hobby with her mother soon became a bustling business with Kennedy as chief executive officer. Kennedy and her mother, Lisa, create handmade jewelry that has become popular at local and regional craft shows.
“They’re proud to see a 12-year-old (business owner) and they want her to come set up tables,” Lisa said. “The teenagers get all excited. The response we get is so overwhelming you can’t believe it.”
Kennedy’s entrepreneurial spirit began with a Girl Scouts service project. Through this project Kennedy sold store bought, collapsible water bottles to raise nearly $50 which was then used to purchase snack bag items for people staying at Sarah’s House, a transitional housing center for homeless families at Fort George G. Meade.
Kennedy and her fellow Girl Scouts delivered the snack bags and stayed for movie night.
The popularity of Kennedy’s jewelry has spread throughout Crofton Middle. Many classmates looked to her when purchasing holiday gifts for friends and family.
Kennedy enjoys learning about leadership and community service as a Girl Scout. This fondness for community service has led her to focus the money she earns on charity; her and her mother are in discussions with a children’s day spa in Catonsville to sell Kennedy’s Krafty Kreations with a percentage of sales going to charity.
According to Kennedy, the future of Kennedy’s Krafty Kreations lies in New York City; she plans to move there when she’s 16 and open her own jewelry store – her mother supports her in this dream. “We like New York,” she said. “It feels like home.”
Way to go Kennedy, and best of luck with your future endeavors!
Read the original article from the Capital Gazette here.