A Boston 4th grade entrepreneur with a passion for cupcakes is is doing his part to help his community.
Kayveon Chaplin spent the day before Thanksgiving delivering his homemade cupcakes. The fourth grader has a lot of talent for making people feel good.
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Chaplin first started making his goodies for his classmates, but soon, he realized there was money to be made by selling his mouthwatering morsels at things like his brother’s basketball games.
“He’s an amazing young entrepreneur,” Chaplin’s mother Latikia Simpson says. Her son’s love for baking is turning into a business he calls “Kings Goods.”
Chaplin says he thinks he’s made between 500 to 1,000 cupcakes in the past year.
Denise Sonnie, Chaplin’s former second grade teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Roxbury, says Chaplin is somebody who brings life to the classroom.
Sonnie says, since kindergarten, she knew Chaplin was a special kind of kid. “He said he wanted to donate some of his money to buy books for kids in hospitals during this time and help kids out,” Sonnie said. “I thought that was wonderful.”
Chaplin says he’s going to be busy on Thanksgiving, launching his own website where you too can make a purchase. Click here to visit the site (not live at the moment).
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