Meet Ava

April 27, 2020

I was excited to start as a 5th grader at Paradise Knoll Elementary School last year, and continued this year as a 6th grader.  I made clay bowls advertising them as jewelry bowls. This year I wanted to make them better, so I used the same clay product just added hanging signs along with jewelry bowls.

To make them, you start with clay, roll it out like a cookie then make it into the shape you want. For the jewelry bowls I use a flower shaped cutter then molded it together to make it shaped like a bowl. For the hanging signs, I cut them in rectangle shapes and squares, then you use stamps to create different words and sayings. After that the clay gets baked in the oven to harden, you paint each one. Each product I made, I had to carefully put the clay into the right shapes or it would look messy.

My mom has been a big help, starting with going to different stores and getting different items to finish my clay bowls and signs. She would help me find great ideas that I can use for my product and designs.

The TREP$ program started at my school 15 years ago, and I am excited to be part of it. I have been able to learn and grow as an young Entrepreneur and sell my products to family and friends.  I will be depositing the money I earned into my savings account.

 

Note: Ava participated in the TREP$ entrepreneurship education program as enrichment,  right at school. This extracurricular activity is a PBL (project based learning) experience that helps kids gain an entrepreneurial mindset, financial literacy and life skills to prepare them for and improve their futures.

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