We are so excited that one of our first EdCorps, Sugar Kids Beauty, was recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives earlier this month for their accomplishments in entrepreneurship and STEM! Sugar Kids Beauty is a sugar scrub company run by 1st graders out of Elm Street Elementary in Rome, GA. With Ashley Greenway at the helm (learn more about Ashley AND her Paul Allen Distinguished Educator Award by clicking here), Sugar Kids Beauty has sold almost $17,000 to date and shipped to all 50 states and 10 foreign countries!
Ashley has found creative ways to incorporate Sugar Kids Beauty into nearly every corner of her curriculum while focusing on philanthropy and giving back to their community. The students have an herb garden where they experiment with class made essential oils, use business metrics to study real world applications of math, and components of their marketing comprise english lessons. As for philanthropy, in addition to sending care packages to our troops and patients at a local children’s hospital, Sugar Kids Beauty also used their profits to provide 6 months of food to the Rome Community Kitchen!
As stated by official House of Representative documentation, “Elm Street Elementary School turned a class project into a successful business, learning valuable real-world skills along the way, giving back to their community, and teaching us all that you are never too young to be an entrepreneur.” Sugar Kids Beauty exemplifies so much of what we aim for here at Real World Scholars, and these kids deserve to be celebrated.
Congratulations Sugar Kids Beauty on all the incredible work you’ve done so far! To share your student stories or learn more about starting an EdCorp in your class, shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Learn more about the Sugar Kids Beauty classroom by checking out the video below: