Biz Kidz Academy is a non-profit 501(c) organization, founded by Dr. Marlene Jackson and her daughter, Ashley Jackson. The Christian-focused organization was established to inspire students (Ages 5-18), to become successful kidpreneurs.  The goal of the program is to motivate business-minded leaders to creatively embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, lead confidently, think critically, and become financially responsible.

On May 18, 2019, Biz Kidz sponsored its’ annual Market Day/Shark Tank Competition/Award Ceremony.  Family, friends, and the community were invited to come out to support aspiring kidpreneurs as they sold their products and pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges.

Congratulations to Makayla Martin, Teenpreneur, CEO & Founder of Golden Hands Jewelry  (All Handmade) for winning the $500.00 Frances Barber Educational Scholarship. Makayla won the scholarship for composing an outstanding 500-word essay that detailed how Golden Hands Jewelry helps the community.

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