Arriel Biggs Leads the Country in Youth Entrepreneurship with #YBKDay
Arriel Biggs, the founder of the Young Biz Kidz, a nonprofit organization of St Louis Missouri, has proclaimed July 17th as the official Day of the Young Biz Kid, also known as #YBKDay. And this year, Ms. Biggs has hand-selected 12 young biz kids to represent the nonprofit organization and lead their community in business and financial literacy.
On #YBKDay 2021, kids from Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Nevada will be hosting, promoting, and marketing businesses that are founded and operated by kids. The marketplace will take place both onsite in each hosting city and LIVE on Facebook at Facebook.com/YBKDay from 11 to 2 EST.
Hosting this year’s #YBKDay are the Top 12 Young Biz Kidz on the planet:
Ziggy and Tootie, GA-are the world’s youngest retail bakery owners, and they are on a mission to inspire kids to celebrate life, and have fun, and make lots of money while celebrating! These two amazing sisters and Georgia natives started their business; Ziggy and Tootie Cakes in 2014 when they were three and four years old. And in 2019, they opened their very own storefront bakery, making them the youngest retail bakery owners in the world. The sisters have written 5 books, created two signature online courses, and have inspired hundreds of kids to start a business from scratch! When Ziggy and Tootie are now catering at five-star events at the Georgia State Capitol and on Robins Air Force Base, you can find them serving up cupcakes and cookies to school and mentoring programs all throughout the state of Georgia online. Ziggy and Tootie have been featured on ABC, NBC, and PBS. Order from the world’s youngest retail bakery owners today at ZiggyandTootieCakes.com
Zhanyia McCullough, GA- is the CEO and Beauty Formulator of Islande’ Beauty, a beauty brand that formulates a unique hair growth oil that is not only multi-use but effective. Zhanyia launched her first product in the Fall of 2019. In the coming year, she plans to release a complete hair care line. In the midst of a global pandemic, Zhanyia also has co-written her second book, The Science Behind It: Formulating Success While Impacting the World and became a best-selling author. Zhanyia will launch her first children’s book summer 2021, Wash Day, Fun Day, which outlines the steps in her wash day routine and her journey to healthy hair. Shop with Zhanyia today at http://islandebeauty.com
Sidney Keys III, GA- a St. Louis native, now residing in the great state of Georgia, is a 15-year-old native and a rising entrepreneur, who decided to take his love for reading to the next level and create Books n Bros at the young age of 10! Having multiple meet-ups with different boys, ages 7-13 years old, as a way to advocate for African American literacy, Sidney is paving the way for change. Connect with Sidney at sidneykeysiii.com
Bella Noelle Jordan, TN- affectionately known as Bella Noelle is a bubbly 3-year-old Model, Brand Ambassador, and Author of her very first Published book Series entitled The Adventures of Bella Noelle. The first book that was released in the series is Bella’s Big Wish which was released in December 2019. Bella was born to be an entrepreneur! When she was 6 months old her mommy was asked if she was available to provide brand representation for Bows & More By Olivia, A hair bow company based in Jackson, Michigan. This opened up other opportunities for Bella to represent brands such as Belle and Rose Closet, The Krafting Queen, The Great North Brand, and Vermont Craft Mom. Bella Noelle was blessed with these opportunities all before her first birthday. Bella Noelle has formed long-term partnerships and continues to represent The Great North Brand and The Krafting Queen as a brand ambassador. Read all about Bella Noelle and all her amazing adventures at theadventuresofbellanoelle.com
Rico, NV- is an entertainer at heart. Dancer, singer, and now Prince of Pop, Rico’s mission is to bring joy wherever he goes. This 10-year-old, Las Vegas native became an entrepreneur in 2017 with his own t-shirt line, Rico Rocks. In 2018, he introduced his brand of fancy corn puffs Rico’s Rockin’ Pop. Rico hopes that his products encourage everyone to be themselves and Rock On! Rock On Rico today at Ricosrockinpop.com
Jahkil Naeem Jackson, IL- is a best-selling author, social entrepreneur, student-athlete, influencer and founder of Project I Am, a nonprofit organization he created when he was eight years old. Now 13, Jahkil has a heartfelt desire to help those in need. Jahkil’s mission is to build awareness of homelessness and to help the homeless population by offering Blessing Bags, a giveaway filled with masks, wipes, socks, deodorants, hand sanitizers, and more. In just a few years, Jahkil’s efforts have empowered hundreds of young people to become change agents and have touched over 50,000 men, women, and children in need internationally. Become a part of the movement today at officialprojectiam.com
Michael “Mikey” Wren, MO- is a 14-year-old kid entrepreneur, speaker, and best-selling author. At 8 years old Mikey started Mikey’s Munchies Vending, a local vending machine company in St. Louis MO ad he currently owns 12 vending machines. Mikey is also the author of Amazon Best Selling children’s book, Mikey Learns about Business and Biz Is A Wiz, a book written for children PreK-3rd grade. Mikey is a leader in his community by helping to teach financial education, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills to his peers. Mikey is currently a member of two national kid’s boards and he gave away $10,000 in brand new clothing to youth in his community. In addition, Mikey host an annual toy drive to donate new toys to kids in his community. Connect with Mikey today at Mikeyknowsbiz.com
Joshua Z., MO- is the 13-year-old founder and owner of JZ’s Sweets, whose mission is to make a difference in the community- one sweet at a time. Initially, his business offered candy, cake pops, and other dipped treats. During the pandemic, he decided to pivot to offering merchandise online in order to help fulfill his mission. He is passionate about serving the homeless and children in foster care. He utilizes a portion of his proceeds to help children in need. Joshua is a proud member of Young Biz Kidz- an organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy. JZ’s Sweets has been featured on Fox 2 Now and has participated in many community events. He plans to publish a children’s book regarding his mission. Shop JZ’s Sweets today at www.faithwritenow.com
Takiyah L. Prowell, MO- is a joyful and talented 8-year-old who enjoys reading. She is the bestselling author of Re-Re The Reader, which details the story of a young girl who gains superpowers through reading. Takiyah has received various awards and recognition at school for her reading skills. She is a member of Young Biz Kidz, an organization based in St. Louis, Missouri that promotes entrepreneurship and financial literacy for children. She also works as an assistant for her brother’s business, JZ’s Sweets. Takiyah loves to sing and dreams to become a nurse, veterinarian, and ballerina. She hopes that other kids will grow to love reading through Re-Re the Reader. Currently, Takiyah has partnered with Reading Superheroes STL and donated close to 200 books in order to build children’s libraries at home. She has also donated books to several communities’ book drives nationwide and in Cameroon. Start reading with Re-Re today at www.faithwritenow.com
Christianna Alexander, FL- is a 15-year-old award-winning teenpreneur who runs a bath and body company that makes fun bath products that look and smell like delectable sweet treats. Christianna struggled academically early on with a few undiagnosed learning differences. She was ultimately held back which left her devastated. In the beginning, she was ashamed and didn’t want anyone to know. She didn’t tell her real age so that people would get confused about the grade she was supposed to be in. Despite it being difficult, Christianna refused to give up, and has been closing the gap ever since her diagnosis with specialized teachers. Starting the company was an outlet for her to have something she could find success in. Christianna created soaps that resemble delectable treats like donuts and cupcakes because she could no longer eat a lot of the treats she loved. It was a win! Christianna has been featured on HSN and QVC. She was the recipient of a grant from Beyoncé’s BeyGood foundation. Christianna also placed 1st in the PenFed credit union pitch competition and was awarded by Invisalign as a Changemaker of the 2021 class. Become a part of the Sweet Squad today at sweetchristis.com
For more information about the #YBKday movement, visit the #YBKday website at YBKday.org
or Facebook at facebook.com/YBKday. Follow on social media at #YBKDay.
Connect with Ms. Arriel Biggs, also known as the Kidz Biz Fairy Godmother at WorkWithArriel.com