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“Safe Streets, Healthy Kids”: KaJaiyaiu Hopkins with Click-Em Photography

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Listen: It’s one thing to work a job and it’s an entirely different thing altogether to run your own business. Click-Em Photography is a business run by middle school entrepreneurs from the Business and Education Academy of Milwaukee, a charter school authorized by UW-Milwaukee. With some supervision from faculty, these youth work photographing events ranging from functions at their own school to big projects for organizations like the United Way. Pretty impressive, right?

I joined Click-Em while they were on a job for the Black Alliance for Education Opportunities (BAEO) and the Milwaukee Summer Reading Program. We stopped at several schools around town and I shadowed 8th grader KaJaiyaiu Hopkins while she took photographs. After watching her do her thing, I sat down with her and asked her a few questions about firsts: see podcast below.

More from KaJaiyaiu and Click-Em is coming later this week, so make sure you check out that post!

You can read more about Click Em Photography in this article from allbusiness.com. Also, you can learn more about BEAM by visiting their website. And, if you have an event coming up and you need a photographer, they might be able to fit you into their busy schedule. Keep them in mind!

Produced by: Adam Carr