The SOF Team
November Star Spotlight - Jeremy
Jeremy may be young, but he is wasting no time in pursuing his wildest dreams.
Jeremy is a 13-year-old from Rhode Island who is already making powerful moves as an entrepreneur. He started the website Luminecklace where he sells glow-in-the-dark necklaces, rings, and other accessories. Along with making a name for himself in the business world, Jeremy also strives to always be kind to others and sees a future where he is helping others succeed.
We asked Jeremy about his experience as an entrepreneur and any advice he has for kids who want to follow the same path as him. Here is what he had to say:
1) Tell us about yourself.
My name is Jeremy. I am a 13-year-old boy from Rhode Island who has a passion for many things such as running and much more. As a young entrepreneur, I created the website luminecklace.com where I sell glow-in-the-dark bracelets, necklaces, and rings.
2) What makes you happy?
Seeing people show kindness.
3) What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
I have many big accomplishments that I think are very important to me. Some of them are being able to help other people and spread kindness. My personal ones are working hard to make a website, seeing some results and practicing a lot for running and improving.
4) How did you get the idea for Luminecklace? What is your inspiration?
I got the idea because I saw videos of other people creating a website. I thought it was a great idea and tried it myself.
5) What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
I’m not quite sure but I want to pursue things like running. I also may want to try tutoring so I can help kids that struggle in school.
6) Who is your hero?
My heroes are my family and friends. They have helped me through many rough times and inspired me to do many things that I have ended up doing for a long time that I really liked.
7) How do you overcome the challenges you face? What steps do you take when you see other kids with challenges? Can you give examples?
I try to use the challenge as motivation. I tell myself that I can get past it. If I make mistakes while trying to get past the challenge I learn from them and use them to help me. If I see someone else with a challenge I try to help them and motivate them. I first figure out what their challenges are and how I can help. An example of this is when two of my friends were having trouble learning. They both failed a math test and I tried to help them. I tutored them on their weaknesses and helped them both get a good grade on the retake test.
8) What advice do you have for children growing up with challenges?
Just keep pushing and never give up. You don’t need to be afraid to ask for help.
9) Are there any things you’d like to see improvements in your community/ school and others to help kids with challenges?
I believe that my school and community does pretty well focusing on helping kids with challenges.
10) What advice do you have for other kids who want to become entrepreneurs?
Once you start, don't give up. It may not always work out at first. Just keep trying and don’t give up because it takes time to see results.
Sponsors of the Future would like to give a massive thank you to Jeremy for taking the time to answer our questions. Be sure to check out Luminecklace and buy yourself one of his awesome necklaces! If you know someone who is making a difference in their community and deserves the spotlight, contact us here.