Meet Sophia

May 14, 2019

My name is Sophia and I am the owner of Aquatic Pear-adise of Center Grove school of Randolph. My store offers lovely mini treats. At first, I did not know what I would make. I asked my mom to go to Michaels with me for ideas. We found a few lovely craft kits, which can be made into stuff animals, flowers. I wanted to make something that brought happiness to who owned it. Then a mini treats kit with felt and thread caught my eye. These sample mini treats made both me and my mom smile as they were so cute. In addition, the mini treats kit included the materials of 18 treats, much more than the other craft kits. My mom told me that mini treats kit had better economic value for the TREP$ sale. We brought the mini treats kit and soon I started to sew pears, apples, doughnut and the other treats.

It was my first time to sew. It took me a while to get used to sewing nicely. I became to be very good at sewing after I completed 45 mini treats with my mom’s help. I attached key rings to these mini treats so they could hang on to kids’ backpack.

At the TREP$ Marketplace, all of treats sold out! I was incredibly happy on the money I made. Thinking back now, what I would have done differently is to display all mini treats characters on my store table starting from the beginning so I could sell out my mini treats quicker. I displayed the rest of mini treats after I sold out my favored ones. To my surprise, my less favored ones were sold out very quickly. A boy told me that he liked the one he bought better than my favored ones. I learned that people’s tastes were different. I hope we can have another TREP$ again someday soon. I want to be a successful entrepreneur.

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

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