First Graders Run Their Own Business

Meet Ashley Greenway! Ashley is a 1st grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary School in Rome, GA. With the support for Real World Scholars, Ashley and her students have been running Sugar Kids Beauty for the past two years. Sugar Kids Beauty (SKB) produces and sells sugar scrubs and bath sprinkles. The 1st graders run the entirety of the business, which includes marketing, shipping, and creative teams. Students craft their own social media posts, grow their own herbs, distill their own essential oils, and calculate profit margins.