Alena Pitts: Actress, Model, and Author

Visit Alena online at: www.alenapitts.com
Twitter: @AlenaPitts | Instagram | Facebook

Alena Pitts is an actress and model from Dallas, Texas. As the oldest of four girls, Alena first cut her teeth in acting through making home videos and dramas with her sisters, using their entire home as their recording studio. She has a natural love for all things creative which falls right in line with her gifts and talents. Continue reading

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Chandani Doshi, Jialin Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia, Tania Yu and Grace Li: ‘Tactile’ Device Creators

Team Tactile (L-R): Chandani Doshi, Jialin Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia, Tania Yu and Grace Li. (IMAGE: COURTESY OF TEAM TACTILE)

Team Tactile (L-R): Chandani Doshi, Jialin Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia, Tania Yu and Grace Li. (IMAGE: COURTESY OF TEAM TACTILE)

Visit Team Tactile online at: www.teamtactile.com
Twitter: @tactilemit

With just a few hours left to build a groundbreaking gadget, things weren’t going as smoothly as planned. Continue reading

Mercer Henderson: “Audiots” Creator

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Visit Mercer online at: www.audiots.com
Twitter: @audiotsemojis | Facebook | Instagram

Like most teens, Mercer Henderson uses a flurry of emojis when texting with friends — but she uses them a tad differently than most people. She adds sounds, turning the expressive visual icons into what she calls “soundmojis.” Continue reading

Rachel Zietz: Entrepreneur, Founder of “Gladiator Lacrosse”

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Visit Rachel online at: www.gladiatorlacrosse.com
Twitter: @GladiatorLaX | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | Google+

Gladiator Lacrosse was founded in 2012 by 13-year-old entrepreneur and lacrosse player, Rachel Zietz. The idea for Gladiator Lacrosse came from Rachel’s disappointment with the quality, cost and lack of selection of current product offerings. Like every player wishing to improve his or her game, Rachel’s coaches advised her to play “wall ball” and practice her shot as much as possible. However, the quality of the products she purchased for use in the backyard would not hold up to the weather outdoors, or were too expensive. Continue reading

Sarah Lackey: “Books for Friends” Creator

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Visit Books for Friends online at: www.booksforfriends.net

Books for Friends was founded by Sarah Lackey. She became isolated as a result of being bullied in elementary school. Sarah took solace in reading. In fact, she became a voracious reader often devouring a book a day. She felt that her books were her friends since they were such a source of comfort. Sarah and her mother made weekly trips to the bookstore to select books. She recognized that she was fortunate to have access to as many books as she desired to read. Sarah began to contemplate what children without funds would do to obtain books. Continue reading

Kayla Abramowitz: “Kayla Cares 4 Kids” Founder

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Visit Kayla Cares 4 Kids online at: www.kaylacares4kids.org
Twitter: @KCares4Kids | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | Google+

Kayla Abramowitz is the Founder and CKO (Chief Kid Officer) of Kayla Cares 4 Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. She began the organization by collecting entertainment and educational items to donate to children’s hospitals in an effort to help children feel better. The now 14-year-old came up with the idea after extended hospital stays of her own, in addition to her 10-year-old brother Ethan’s numerous hospital trips, due to chronic illness. Kayla has Crohn’s Disease, Juvenile Arthritis and Eosinophilic Colitis. Ethan has Juvenile Arthritis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and he uses a feeding machine. Continue reading

Mikaila Ulmer: “Me & the Bees Lemonade” Founder, Social Entrepreneur, Bee Ambassador, Educator and Student

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Photo Credit: Josh Huskin

Visit Me & the Bees Lemonade online at: www.meandthebees.com
Twitter: @MikailasBees | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube

Let our founder, Mikaila, explain the origin of Me & the Bees Lemonade: Continue reading

Anaya Lee Willabus: Reader, Author of “The Day Mohan Found His Confidence”

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Anaya Lee Willabus is an eight year old author and visionary who enjoys reading and playing sports. Anaya was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she resides with her parents and two siblings. At the age of two, Anaya was taught to read by her father. Thereafter, she began to memorize books, demonstrating an acutely photographic memory. Anaya immerses herself in reading books of all genres throughout the year. Continue reading

Crystal Sanchez: Creator, CEO of Guardian Locket

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Visit Guardian Locket online at: www.guardianlocket.com
Twitter: @GuardianLocket | Facebook | Instagram

A high school senior entrepreneur invented a device named the “Guardian Locket” designed to help women who are in danger of getting sexually assaulted. Continue reading