Her business is unique because it was built from a traumatic experience she experienced. Her safety lockets help prevent misidentification of kids in schools, daycares and on field trips. People should know about this product because more than 800,000 kids go missing every year in the United States. Her brand also include African American baby dolls, an audio affirmation series t-shirts and more. I would like to introduce you to the 8-year-old CEO of K-lock, Kennedi Harris.
- Last year, when Kennedi was 7, she was misidentified at school. Department of Family Services (DFS) picked her up from school and transported her 2 counties away. She was brought to a brick building and put in a room, alone, with toys, crackers, and water. They were looking for a Kennedy (with a Y) and instead picked up Kennedi (with an I) – and there was a 2 year age difference between the 2 girls. When Kennedi's dad, Sean, went to pick her up from the after school program he was told that she was not there. It took 2.5 hours for the school to figure out what happened and reunite Kennedi with her family.
- This mixup happened because there was no identification process in place. DFS simply takes the child that the school gives them.
- When Kennedi returned to school they ensured that a counselor was available to ensure she arrived to her room safely and made it to her bus in the afternoon. Neither school or DFS had a really good resolution for the situation to ensure a mixup like this doesn't happen again. Their opinion was that they solved the issue, so everyone should be happy.
- K-Lock stands for K(ennedy) LOCKets.
- Sean has started a couple companies in Real Estate.
- Kennedi started selling her lockets, and now she also offers custom African American baby dolls, books, and t-shirts. This year she has new books: The Science Behind It, Raising A KidPreneur, and an affirmations book.
- Kennedi takes place in a Toastmasters group for kids (how cool is that – I didn't even know it was a thing!)
Meet Kennedi Harris
I would like to introduce you to Kennedi Harris, who is the 8 year old CEO of K-lock. Kennedi created this company to positively affect people through her experiences. Her business is unique because it was built from a traumatic experience and now helps to prevent misidentification of kids. Her safety lockets will:
- Help prevent misidentification of kids in schools, daycares and on field trips. People should know about this product because more than 800,000 kids go missing every year in the United States.
Her brand also include African American baby dolls, an audio affirmation series t-shirts and more.
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About The Host
Meg Brunson has been marketing to moms for nearly a decade. After leaving her corporate job at Facebook in 2017 to be a more present mom to her 4 daughters, she founded EIEIO Marketing; a digital marketing agency focused on Facebook Marketing for family-first businesses.
Through highly targeted, results-driven, Facebook Ads she's delivered results for her clients that include: doubling their lead volume, generating 62% more sales than the in-house team, attaining a 16x return on ad spend, and reducing the cost per lead by 99%!
After helping her daughter launch her first business, Storytime With Kiki, at the age of 10, Meg began hosting the FamilyPreneur Podcast: an interview-style podcast for parent entrepreneurs, raising entrepreneurial children.