Black Money Business Jobs : 12 year old girl entrepreneur

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  1. MsInterpret

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    Amiya Alexander, pint-sized pirouetting entrepreneur

    By theGrio

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    When Amiya Alexander's friends couldn't afford dance lessons, the then-9-year-old dancer decided to start her own studio. Now 12, this entrepreneur brings dance classes to children in underserved Detroit communities with a bright pink school bus that she's not yet old enough to drive.
    Amiya Alexander is making history ... tending to the budding dancers of Detroit. Before her bright pink mobile studio, dance classes were a dream for most of Alexander's classmates. Their low-income community lacked sufficient practice space, and parents lacked the time to travel to studios. The cost of dance training, $25 per class, made the activity all the more unlikely for Alexander's peers. Drawing up a blueprint in crayon, the youngster became determined to teach reasonably priced classes -- $11.50 each -- in her own neighborhood's parking lots.
    On afternoons and weekends, Alexander's pink school bus sets the stage for children ages 2 to 12 to learn beginner-level dances from the middle-schooler, who has been practicing since she was 2-years-old. Her ballet and hip-hop routines also serve Alexander's other ambition: to help kids have fun as they shimmy away obesity. In 2010, Amiya's Mobile Dance Academy generated $10,000 in revenue, making her a pirouetting entrepreneur to be reckoned with.

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    Walking the walk

    This little girl is doing more than some adults who are runnin around just talking about progress and not doing anything at all....
     
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    AMEN!


    “Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are”

    Booker T. Washington



    And THAT is exactly what this young one did! :toast:

    She paired her talent/skill with a marketable need....SUPPLY & DEMAND...simple Economics! :toast:
     
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    She is offically Applauded!
     
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