National Entrepreneurship Week Brings out the Best in Youth Entrepreneurship

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Josephine “Joey” Stockton owns Nerdy Crochet, a business she’s been developing for the last five years. Joey is 15.

National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 16thto Saturday, February 23rd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our Facebook and Twitter pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Wednesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile to be posted on a blog and we received one from Josephine “Joey” Stockton, owner of Nerdy Crochet, LLC.  This business will impress you!

Joey is the 15 years-old owner of Nerdy Crochet, LLC. She has always loved crafting and making things with her hands from a very young age. So in 2014, when she was 10 years old, Joey learned how to crochet.  Over the next five years, she practiced and continued to expand her knowledge, and she determined what she really liked to create. Her skills grew far beyond traditional blankets, hats, and scarves–Joey creates 3-D crochet dolls and stuffed toys.  As a girl interested in STEM, Joey’s favorite products are both cute and nerdy–like a crochet test tube set!  You can get Joey’s wonderfully-crocheted items at the District Shop located on 2500 E 1st Ave #A100, Denver, CO 80206.

Our entrepreneurship celebration doesn’t end here, we still have other great opportunities coming your way:

One of a Case

Tuesday, March 5th5:30pm-7:00pm

Ages 10 to 15

3550 E. First Avenue, Denver, CO 80206

Come learn how to sew a phone pouch. Don’t have a phone? That’s okay!! You will also learn how to market and sell your product to someone who may not have a phone. How can you re-purpose an item outside its normal use? There is a $10 fee to cover the materials.

Blogging Your Business

Saturday, March 16th10:15am-11:45am

Ages 8 to 16

3550 E. First Avenue, Denver, CO 80206

It’s easy to get lost in an infinite Instagram/Facebook scroll but what if you could use social media to promote your business and help you make money? Join community professional: Maddy Osman of The Blogsmith as she covers social media do’s and don’ts, how to post for your specific audience, how podcasts work and make sure you leave with a detailed posting plan.

YouthBiz Startup Spring Break Mini-camp

Tuesday, March 26ththrough Friday, March 29th

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is partnering with three Denver Public Libraries to provide FREE entrepreneurship experience for middle schoolers this spring!  Teens have a chance to win $350 in this four-day session, Tuesday, March 26 through Friday, March 29.  Times vary by location: Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, Ross-Barnum Branch Library, and Woodbury Branch Library.

We hope you can join us!

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