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Junior Achievement’s Young Entrepreneur of the Month – Scotlyn Moncur of Bear’s Beanies

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This month's featured Young Entrepreneur is Scotlyn "Scoti" Moncur. She is the owner of Bear's Beanies. This 12 year-old's business was created during the early months of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Just like most people during the pandemic, Scoti began to get tired of being stuck in the house. She told her parents she wanted to take a trip to Indianapolis. After thinking of how she would make money for the trip, Scoti decided to put her talents of sewing to good use and make and sell beanies.

As she was deciding to sell these hats to make her own profit, she began to think about other who are struggling and may not be able to take a trip like her or purchase a beanie. So she came up with the idea to give a beanie for every beanie purchased.

Her plan is to sell a certain number of beanies and then match that number with free beanies to give to the Ronald McDonald House of Charities.

Scoti told us "I'm helping other people. Not only am I getting for myself, but I'm giving back to others as well."

A cool thing about Scoti's beanies, is that they also turn into masks. It's a two for one.

Scoti says that it is time consuming creating the products and selling them, especially as a 12 year-old but says it's worth it.

Congrats to Scotlyn Moncur on being Junior Achievement's Young Entrepreneur for the month of February. To find more information on her business, search Bear's Beanies on social media.

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Tony Betton Jr.

Tony Betton Jr. is the ABC21 weekend morning anchor/producer and serves as a multimedia journalist during the week. He is an Atlanta native and Georgia State University graduate. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter (@TonyBettonJrTV) and on Facebook (@TonyBettonJrNews).

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