Highlights from the Acton Children's Business Fair Launch Party

We enjoyed seeing everyone who came to the Launch Party for the Acton Children's Business Fair of Washington, DC Saturday!

We heard from four young entrepreneurs about their experiences as business owners:

  • Danielle, 15, owner of Save the Moms, acknowledged that starting a business is scary and said that being part of the Acton Children’s Business Fair boosted her confidence.
  • Kalimah, 13, founder of Dinkra Stylez, told us that one of the hardest parts of running her business is deciding how to price her products (and making sure she doesn’t underpay herself!).
  • Joshua, 11, of Organic Plants Ahoy! + Wiggly Worms, shared that one of the things he loves about owning his own business is seeing people interested in his products.
  • And Isabella, 7, founder of Bella’s Workshop, emphasized the importance of starting a business from passion.

We also talked about the 3 Magic Seeds and how they can be a helpful tool for starting a business.

3 Magic Seeds for Starting a Business

  1. Passion - What do you love?
  2. Sales - How can you turn what you love into something other people want to buy?
  3. Profit - If your business is successful, what will you do with the money you earn?

Learn more about the 3 Magic Seeds and find other resources for young entrepreneurs.

Announcing Acton’s New Home in Foggy Bottom

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We are very excited to announce that Acton Academy of Washington, DC has found a home in the Foggy Bottom historic district, a lovely residential neighborhood in the heart of Washington, DC!

Acton students will embark on their entrepreneurial journey in the Carwithen House, a fully-renovated historic row house on the campus of St. Paul’s Parish and within walking distance of The Kennedy Center, Potomac River, Lincoln Memorial, and many other historic and cultural sites. 

Located on K Street and just steps from the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro, Acton’s location is convenient for families who commute to downtown DC.

Visit Acton’s New Location!

We’d love to show you Acton’s new location! Join us for an open house at St. Paul’s Parish or sign up for a tour.

Young Entrepreneur to Be Acton Children's Business Fair Judge

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Young entrepreneur Nolan Lewis, a two-time participant in the Acton Children’s Business Fair of Washington, DC and winner of a Best Presentation/Creativity Award, will return to the business fair this year as a judge. Nolan, who is passionate about art, launched Nolan’s Novelty Artwork in 2016 at the Acton Children’s Business Fair and now hopes to expand his business beyond the Washington, DC, area. 

We are thrilled to have Nolan as part of the judging team! Get to know Nolan and our other entrepreneur judges.

Acton Academy Network Growing Fast!

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Acton cofounder David Kirby, elementary guide Katie Langford, and advisor Rachel Davison Humphries represented the Acton Academy of Washington, DC team earlier this month in Austin, Texas, for the annual Acton Owners’ Forum. They joined founders and guides from Acton Academies around the world—from Chicago to Sacramento to Guatemala City—to share best practices and exchange ideas.

The Acton Academy network now includes 70 schools. At the Owner’s Forum, Acton Academy Austin founders Jeff and Laura Sandefer announced that parent entrepreneurs will open an additional 80 Actons this coming year, for a total of 150 locations worldwide. “It’s amazing to be part of the growing community of Acton families who want something better for their children,” said David.