About Melissa Williams
My name is Melissa C. Williams and I founded Kids in Biz in 2009. My mission is to create a platform for youth ages 7 to 18 years to learn Entrepreneurship and begin applying their skills right now. Kids in Biz is changing the face of education by teaching youth to, "Earn While You Learn".
In 2009 I invested $500 in starting this program using my savings from my own business of 17 yrs. I had a summer program in my home with 14 youth of all ages and from different communities. Students learned how to make products, sales skills and displayed their products at an expo. I noticed the children and parents loved the concept so I began reaching out to school and recreation centers.
This program was featured on Channel 12 News with Della Crews, and in the Asbury Park Press.
Kids in Biz/ Youth Entrepreneur Group has grown and this program has been introduced at the Adam "Bucky" James Community Center in Long Branch, NJ, 2 Consecutive summers at Asbury H.S. Spot Program and for one 1 year at the Asbury Park VFW.