Jamaria Crump

Jamaria Crump/LemonTopia (Jamaria Crump); iStockPhoto/Getty Images (all other images)

AGE:

11

HOMETOWN:

Baltimore, Maryland

WHAT SHE DOES:

 A lot of kids set up lemonade stands in front of their home. Jamaria took that idea a step further. She runs LemonTopia, a traveling lemonade stand and dessert bar. Growing up, she enjoyed making lemonade with her grandparents. She also loved helping her mom bake. In 2016, Jamaria combined the two at a school bake sale. She sold lemonade and lemon-flavored pies and cookies. LemonTopia was born.

Since then, Jamaria has sold her lemon treats at festivals, markets, and cafés in Baltimore.

“The best part about LemonTopia is that I get to meet so many different people,” Jamaria says.

HOW SHE DOES IT:

Jamaria plans her own menus, creates new recipes, and makes all the goodies herself. Her items include apple cider lemonade and blueberry-lemonade cinnamon rolls. She also helps her mom manage LemonTopia’s social media posts and answer customers’ emails.

Jamaria hopes to expand LemonTopia beyond the Baltimore area one day.

JAMARIA SAYS:

"Be passionate about what you're doing and always follow your dreams."

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