Author Archives: IYouth

Trep Corner: Valerie Weisler

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Valerie Weisler Website: Twitter: @valiswiser Instagram: thevalidationproject and valiswsier Facebook:  The Validation Project   Valerie Weisler was a shy high school freshman when she came across a student being bullied and said two words that changed both of their lives, “You matter.” His response, that her words “validated” him, planted the […]

Trep Corner: Aaron Easaw

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Aaron Easaw Website: Twitter: @AaronEaswaw I’m currently 18 and started INC.UBATOR at the age of 16. INC.UBATOR started as an investment syndicate for young entrepreneurs. If you’re not too clear on what an investment syndicate is, young entrepreneurs would come to me with their companies. Then my company would analyze the […]

Trep Corner: Bella Weems (Origami Owl)

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Bella Weems (19 years old) Website: Facebook: Origami Owl Twitter: @origamiowl Instagram: OrigamiOwl   My name is Bella Weems and I am 19 years-old. I started Origami Owl when I was 14 with the dream to save enough money for a car. With $350 saved from babysitting money, I decided to […]

Trep Corner: Chief Outfitters

Meet Teen ‘Treps: Phillip & Corey Instagram: chief___outfitters Corey is 16 years old and I am 17 years old. What we have is a clothing line that was started off just for teens but now our style is engineered to the point that anyone can wear our stuff. A big part of Chief Outfitters is […]

Trep Corner: Tommy Hopper

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Tommy Hopper Website: Twitter: @WhatsOnTheMenu_   My name is Tommy Hopper (17) and I am the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of What’s On The Menu STL. You can find out about my company at or @WhatsOnTheMenu_ on Twitter. What’s On The Menu STL began as an informational web data base and eventually grew into […]

Trep Corner: Josh Seides

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Josh Seides Company Technocademy Website: Facebook: Technocademy, Inc. Twitter: @Technocademy My name is Josh Seides and I am junior at Alpharetta High School in Atlanta, Georgia. I am 16 years old and love everything related to entrepreneurship. I started a nonprofit in my freshman year (discussed below), write for national business […]

Trep Corner: The Meuret Kids

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Hannah Meuret Company: Coneheads LLC Website: Facebook: @ConeheadsLLC My name is Hannah Meuret, I’m 19 years old (20 in July) And I am the CEO of Coneheads Ice Cream. I run the business with my five younger siblings (Clayton 17, Victoria 15, Alex 13, Rachel 11, and Jack 5). We have […]

Trep Corner: George Ahlering

Meet Teen ‘Trep: George Ahlering Company: Williams & Blackwood Clothing Co. Facebook Page: @wbclothingco My story begins in the Gateway to the West, St. Louis, Missouri. I was fed up with the mainstream American lifestyle brands; they just didn’t have the whole American picture. Being an aspiring entrepreneur, I set forth to create a brand […]

Trep Corner: Zach Weisenthal

Meet Teen ‘Trep: Zachary Weisenthal Website: Facebook: @zachswebdesigns Zach’s Web Designs is a web design business that builds premium WordPress websites, blogs, and online stores. Zach has always been fascinated by web design and computers. Over the Fourth of July weekend, he got the amazing opportunity to attend an entrepreneurial weekend with his father. […]

Trep Corner: Nick Lowinger

17-years old, Nick Lowinger is a junior in high school. He lives in RI, and runs his 501(c)(3) charity, the Gotta Have Sole Foundation out of his family’s garage. Meet Teen ‘Trep: Nick Lowinger Twitter: @gottahavesol Instagram: _Gotta_Have_Sole_, Facebook: I got the idea to start Gotta Have Sole Foundation because of an early volunteer experience I had at […]