Seven of NFTE Baltimore/Washington Metro’s top young entrepreneurs have qualified for nationals and are headed to the final rounds of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this fall.
In the Washington, DC, Metro area:
Brendon Elliott, age 17, of Montgomery Blair High School. Brendon’s business, Road Trip Fun, is a game made for kids that is easy to play in the car. It comes in a variety of options and is easy for the kids to play by themselves without distracting the driver.
Jordyn Brent, age 16, of TC Williams High School. Jordyn’s business, Memories and Moments Keepsake Keychains, is a personalized photo keychain service business that offers mail delivery, maximum personalization, expedited shipping, and services for events including: vending, birthday parties, party favors, and family reunions.
Kathleen Cajolo and Jennifer Morales, both age 19, of Oxon Hills High School. Their business, Flow Comfort , is a subscription box for women, delivering a preferred choice of sanitary products right to the customer’s door whenever she desires.
In the Baltimore Metro area:
Tehle Ross, age 13, of Roland Park Elementary Middle School. Tehle’s business, Study Buddy, is a peer-to-peer tutoring service that focuses on helping K-12 students reach their academic goals. Each session feels like studying with a friend instead of an intense academic lesson which allows students to relax and retain more information.
Janai Charles and Coumba Ndiaye, both age 13, of Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School. Their business is [C]over It, a company that creates handmade, reusable bowl covers. The covers are machine-washable and come in waterproof and breathable fabrics for easy storage.