Photo credits: Lani Boo Bath | Facebook
It’s official. Children can be more than just dependents without any legitimate financial responsibilities or business goals. If you’re are an adult who thinks otherwise, chances are that there is a bright boy or girl out there who is more successful than you already.
TheBlackHomeSchool.com has profiled dozens of black boys and girls under the age of 18 who have risen to unimaginable heights as brand developers, organizational founders, and entrepreneurs.
We believe it is very important for black Americans to see positive examples of economic greatness in their communities, which inspires social responsibility, increased standards for personal achievement, and generational wealth building.
The children who are profiled in these amazing stories of business trailblazing are obviously supported by parents who believe in their children’s dreams and create the atmosphere for them to be successful. The so-called “kidpreneur” that we will profile today is 10-year-old Jelani Jones (pictured) of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This bright and adorable young girl is the founder of Lani Boo Bath, a company that sells premium bathing products.
This past summer, Jelani did an exclusive interview with an amazing business publication and social enterprise called Shoppe Black. She was asked some good questions about her dream and the original business idea, which inspired Lani Boo Bath. The most popular items on Jelani’s product line are called Bath Bombs. She was also profiled by the USA Today national newspaper about this soothing and naturally-made bathing product.
“One day I went to a class at Ms. Christi’s (who is now my mentor) shop. I enjoyed making bath bombs so much that I actually started a business making them. Her class was something that I looked forward to doing for a while.” Jelani told Shoppe Black after she was asked about how she came up with the idea for her Bath Bombs. In her exclusive Shoppe Black interview, Jelani’s mother, Crystal praised her daughter’s drive and unflappable will to succeed.
“Jelani is not afraid to put herself out there. She is very confident and savvy with her money. Since she was a toddler, she’s always asserted herself and has always had her own way of doing things,” Crystal told Shoppe Black.