Amazing Kids! Magazine

Amazing Kid! of the Month – Journey Carter – July 2015

Written by Catherine Cheng, AKOM Writer
Journey Carter, 12-year-old Bow Maker and Entrepreneur

 

Quote of the Month

“When you’re confident in you, it makes you powerful and confident in all other things.”
– Journey Carter, 12-year-old Bow Maker and Entrepreneur

July Amazing Kid! of the Month

July’s the hottest month of the year in many parts of the world. The weather makes it the prime time to go outside and take a hike, go camping and take a dip in a lake, or set up a table and sell fresh lemonade. No matter what’s occupying your hours this summer, Amazing Kids! would love to see readers like you try something new this month.

Journey Carter has a talent for trying new things. She started a company called The Journey Collection by Jameelah and hasn’t looked back since. As a rising entrepreneur, she’s currently on the road towards achieving her dreams and she isn’t going to let anything stop her from reaching her goals.

Keep reading to find out more about Journey and her beautiful collection.

Journey is always smiling in pictures for The Journey Collection by Jameelah.

Journey is always smiling in pictures for The Journey Collection by Jameelah.

Tied Together By Bows

The Journey Collection by Jameelah is a company focused on making bows that Journey hopes can help every girl feel pretty and confident about themselves. Currently she’s selling the bows at her school, hair salons, and churches and she’s in the process of finding ways to visit hospitals where she hopes to disperse her bows to patients. She especially wants to reach out to little girls who are suffering from cancer and may have lost portions of or all of their hair.

Journey’s bows are handcrafted, bright, and perfect to wear on any occasion.

Journey’s bows are handcrafted, bright, and perfect to wear on any occasion.

When she first set out to create The Journey Collection, she was worried that adults would say, “Oh she’s a little girl, she doesn’t know what she’s doing!” Fortunately, she didn’t let that stop her. Now, with the support of her family, Journey has her company up and running and Journey’s bows are reaching her community and helping other girls like her feel pretty, confident, and unique.

As Journey puts it, we shouldn’t be put off by the challenges that come our way. “Always follow your dreams because if you don’t follow your own dreams you’ll follow someone else’s.” For her, it’s most important to believe in yourself.

Never Forget to Have Fun

For Journey, part of what’s great about making a difference through The Journey Collection by Jameelah is how much fun it allows her to have.

Journey is hard at work making bows and having fun while she does.

Journey is hard at work making bows and having fun while she does.

When making bows for The Journey Collection by Jameelah, Journey and her family go to many different stores to gather a variety of bands and bows. The collection has nearly every color you can think of! Then, they take sparkling Swarovski crystals and attach them to the brightly colored bands and bows. The result is an array of sparkling color.

Of course, Journey isn’t ready to stop her journey just yet – after all the fun’s just begun. As she says, it isn’t about becoming rich or famous but about making a difference. She explains, “I want to give half of the money we make to charity and to my Uncle Carey so that he can renovate his homeless shelter.”

At the moment, she’s getting the word out about her collection through social media sites such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter. We’re sure that it won’t be long before she can reach an even larger community. Currently, The Journey Collection by Jameelah is exclusively available for purchase at Piccolino in Beverly Hills. Piccolino is the carrier of the most renowned couture designers in the fashion industry.

Staying Cool in Summer’s Heat

We encourage all of you to try something new this month! It could be taking up a new hobby or even volunteering your time at some place you’ve never been to before. The important thing is that you are constantly exploring and discovering yourself.

Of course, make sure you have fun while you’re at it!

Having fun and staying hydrated are the two key tips to staying cool every summer. For Journey, having a good time involves taking part in a balanced set of activities. In her free time, she’ll ride her Pocket Mod Scooter, go shopping, and spend lots of time with her family. In fact, her cousins and mom are always around to help her with her company too, so running The Journey Collection helps her become closer to her loved ones as well.

At the end of the day, stay true to yourself, do the things you love, and as Journey says, “there’s no reason to be embarrassed about who you are.”