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BYE Returning to BuggyWorks Office Park in June

When she was just five years old, Lakeitha Grey started her first business – taking the cookies her mother bought for her and her sister and repackaging them to sell to the kids in her neighborhood. A lifelong entrepreneur, Lakeitha has went on to run a few small businesses throughout her academic career, before transitioning into running her own businesses as an adult. And now, she is creating a way to help the next generation of entrepreneurs realize their potential and build real businesses that they are truly passionate about, before they even reach the 10th grade.

Building Young Entrepreneurs is a unique summer camp – it has a small enrollment (a maximum of 12 students) but a big impact. Meeting daily throughout the summer, BYE ‘pulls the inner entrepreneur out’ of students aged 10-14. The program is designed to teach them how to find their passion, build a real business and raise capital through crowd funding. But, it also puts an emphasis on boosting self-confidence and instilling a strong work ethic that will benefit campers for years to come.  Through one-on-one work and mentorship, it is the goal that each child will leave this camp with a strong grasp of the principles of entrepreneurship, and a feeling of accomplishment and pride in their work.

Whether you’re ready to sign your own child up for a summer of building a business, self-confidence, and work ethic, or you’re interested in helping to mentor, encourage or financially support these young entrepreneurs, the BuggyWorks location makes that a possibility. Contact Lakeitha to find out more about mentoring or sponsoring a young entrepreneur, or sponsoring one of the camp’s activities. Or if you want to share your story, spend a morning or afternoon with the group discussing your successes, struggles, and insight on entrepreneurship with the campers. And, of course, you can simply stop and talk to the group as you pass them in the hall, young entrepreneurs are always working to sharpen their networking and interpersonal skills!

To enroll your child in BYE, or get more involved as a sponsor or mentor, please visit

Source: BuggyWorks Blog

Posted on May 17, 2016 By Behave LLC With 0 comments

Pre-teen entrepreneur camp in Middle Georgia puts kids to work for themselves

According to the National Youth Employment Coalition, youth employment is at a 60-year low. While some kids vie for summer jobs, Building Young Entrepreneurs will put them to work for themselves.

Building Young Entrepreneurs (BYE) is a program for middle school students created to recruit and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. During the 8-week camp, students will learn to develop a real business, raise start-up funds, and pitch their idea at the end of the summer. The curriculum includes emphasis on writing, networking, and presentation skills. Camp goers will see real examples of entrepreneurs their age running successful businesses.

“If you think your child is too young to have their own business – think again. It’s all about teaching them to tap into their gifts and passion to come up with a viable business they can run,” explains Lakeitha Grey, BYE program administrator and CEO of Behave LLC. “Youth businesses bring families and communities together to rally for our young people and their efforts.” features a crowdfunding component that allows each student to set up a campaign to promote their business idea and raise real capital to get it off the ground. The concept of crowdfunding is capitalizing off small contributions of the collective community, often fueled by family, friends, and followers of social media. is the first crowdfunding site dedicated to tween and teen entrepreneurs.

“Youth is a gift in business. Preconceived notions of fear of failure is what hinders many adults from pursuing their dreams,” expresses Grey. “Young minds are fresh and free to create.”

The pilot program for BYE was launched in Atlanta, GA in 2013. Innovo Laboratory small business incubator at Johnson C. Smith University took interest in Building Young Entrepreneurs and is anticipating a launch in Charlotte, NC in 2015. Grey approached The 567 Center for Renewal in downtown Macon to host the initiative in her hometown.

“As a native, I’m so excited to be bringing BYE to Middle Georgia,” exclaims Grey. “The 567 Center for Renewal is the perfect fit given their efforts to support growth of small business in Macon.”

Camp starts Monday, June 2nd and runs through July 25th. Healthy snacks will be provided for all campers. Camp is held Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm at The 567 Center for Renewal located at 533 Cherry Street. Discount for multiple children and extended care available. Scholarships are based on need and availability. For more information, visit or contact Lakeitha Grey at 404-923-0859 or

Posted on May 9, 2014 By Behave LLC With 2 comments

Pre-teen entrepreneur camp debuts in Metro Atlanta

This past March, 17 year old high school student, Nick D’Aloisio, sold his news aggregator app to Yahoo! for $30 million in cash and stocks. Behave LLC is launching it’s inaugural summer program, Building Young Entrepreneurs (BYE), in Historic Downtown College Park to train the next generation of entrepreneurs.

“Building Young Entrepreneurs is about encouraging your kids to discover and follow their passion,” explains Lakeitha Grey, CEO of Behave and BYE Program Administrator. “I’ve read business success stories of kids as young as nine. Anything is possible with a dream and a little direction.”

The 9-week day camp for middle school students will cover all of the steps of developing a business plan, from discovering your passion to presenting your plan. The program will feature mentorship from area entrepreneurs and give students the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of micro-investors and parents at the end of the summer. The curriculum includes emphasis on writing, networking, and presentation skills.

“BYE is designed to boost their self-confidence and instill work ethic that will stay with them for years to come – no matter what career path they choose to take,” states Grey.

Building Young Entrepreneurs starts Monday, June 3rd and runs through August 2nd, Monday thru Friday from 8am to 6pm; open house is Friday, May 31st from 7pm to 8pm. Camp is held each day at The Blu Bisque at 3397 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337. Healthy meals and snacks will be provided for all campers and discount for multiple children and extended care available.

For more information, visit or contact Lakeitha Grey at 678-357-8406 or

Posted on May 16, 2013 By Behave LLC With 0 comments