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

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