Gabby Lewis: A 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Spreading Positivity Through Jewelry
In the busy hallways of the Shawnee Mission School District, a 10-year-old third-grader named Gabby Lewis is making ripples far beyond the classroom. This petite entrepreneur has breathed life into a thriving small business called Gabby's Her Art Shop, a jewelry manufacturing company with a positive attitude and not just profits.
From kindergarten dreams to business realities
Gabby's journey into the world of commerce began in kindergarten. With the unwavering support of her mother Jackie and the nurturing guidance of her teachers, Gabby turned her creative impulses into a concrete business model for her. She currently balances schoolwork, competitive dancing, and a thriving social scene while managing a growing business.
Uplifting Affirmations: The Heart of Gabby's Art Shop
Specializing in pieces adorned with positive affirmations, Gabby's Art Shop aims to uplift children. Products range from lanyards and bracelets to keychains and badge holders, each engraved with uplifting words such as “Thank You,” “Joy,” “Queen,” “Be Kind,” and “Be Bold.” This young Latina businesswoman has built her own niche, selling her own creations at her pop-up sales events and making hundreds of dollars each time.
More than just a business
But Gaby's Art Shop is more than just a commercial endeavor. Beyond improving Gabby's dialogue, spelling, and customer service skills, a portion of the proceeds from her business will be donated to a local non-profit organization of her choice. Additionally, Gabby's efforts have had a profound impact on her peers, especially young girls and students of color. Her teacher, Amber Pagan, emphasizes the importance of her jewelry considering the unique challenges girls, especially girls of color, face in today's society.