In journalism, it seems that reporters often run into the same type of stories while out covering events. This past week, young entrepreneurs were visible.
At the Mansfield 4th of July celebration and again at Wellsboro’s First Friday, Racheal Kennedy was selling Country Meats products and Chocolatiers chocolate bars to raise funds for the National Youth Leadership Forum. The event begins July 28 in Washington, D.C.
Racheal, a student with the Agora Cyber School, is in the 11th grade. She is trying to raise $3,000 for the tuition to attend the forum. Because of her grades, Racheal has until Aug. 15 to complete payments. She is “very close” to having raised the full amount.
Also at First Friday, Ethan Pollaro and Karter Campbell were raising funds for Karter and Ethan’s Disguised Desserts.
The two are involved in Wellsboro Young Entrepreneurs and are preparing for the Children’s Business Fair. The youths meet throughout the summer to learn entrepreneurial skills, start a micro-business and sell their products at the Children’s Business Fair scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Aug. 2 on The Green in Wellsboro.
Karter is the CEO and responsible for making sure the business runs smoothly. As production manager, Ethan’s job is quality control, they explained.
They hope to raise $250 with their business. Their profits, and those of the other young entrepreneurs, will benefit Second Chance Animal Sanctuary.
Disguised Desserts, they said, will be “fruit imposters” that look like tacos, sushi, hamburgers and macarons.
To support these youth, Racheal can be reached at 85 Fellows Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901 and find Wellsboro Young Entrepreneurs on Facebook.