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Horse Farm Adventure – Part 2: Homeschooler In Action

Yesterday, we mentioned that Dr. Teofilo Ozuna, Jr. – University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) Dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA) – spoke to our homeschool group about the importance of education, the advantages and disadvantages homeschoolers face in the collegiate world, and gave first-hand examples of homeschoolers taking the world by storm.

One of the three talented, homeschooled, young women that Dr. Ozuna mentioned just happened to be the daughter of the owner of the horse farm we were visiting. Nacole Ricks (in the blue shirt) is now in her third semester of college and is actually the Program Assistant at the UTPA COBA!

Decide what you want to do.Nacole Ricks

Nacole woke up one morning and told her mother she was going to graduate in one year, not two. Then she started to consistently put in 80 hour weeks to reach her goal. She didn’t let anything slide while doing it either!

Nacole was already volunteering and networking by the time she was 14.
In addition to upping her study time, she was still working on her mother’s horse farm, active in 4H, participating in community events, attending town hall meetings, volunteering with our local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a few other things. It was a lot to take on but she was determined and networked her way into the hearts of those she worked with.

As soon as she met her goal of early graduation, she decided her next goal would be a 4.0. She did it and she has kept it so far. She credits the opportunity to work with Dr. Ozuna to networking.

The biggest takeaway from our time with Dr. Ozuna and Nacole is to have a goal, prioritize, network, and put the work in.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
CJ Lane and Pearl 'Penny' Lane-Soliz
The Kidpreneur Mentors™

PS: If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

A Visit With Dr. Teofilo  Ozuna - The University of Texas Pan American Dean of the College of Business Administration | CJ's Kids Club

Horse Farm Adventure – Part 1: A Visit With The UTPA Dean of the College of Business Administration

Our homeschool group loved having Dr. Teofilo Ozuna, Jr. – University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) Dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA) – speak about the importance of education, the advantages and disadvantages homeschoolers face in the collegiate world, and to give first-hand examples of homeschoolers taking the world by storm.

Don’t be afraid of what you choose.Dr. Teofilo Ozuna, Jr.

Don’t get stuck trying to pick the “perfect” route. Start somewhere and be open to opportunities that come your way. The degree you start out with may not be exactly in line with the career you wind up in or the only degree you wind up getting.

Dr. Ozuna started with a degree in Agribusiness Management and a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics/Econometrics (Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas). Not exactly the route most of us would think a College of Business Administration Dean would take. He didn’t know he would wind up where he is today but he was open to what life had to offer and has been amazingly blessed.

In our area, only two out of ten students goes to graduate from high school and attend college. That is well below the eight out of ten average! Dr. Ozuna and UPTA COBA want to change that.

Homeschooler In Action

Tune in tomorrow for the second part of our adventure on the horse farm: Horse Farm Adventure – Part 2: Homeschooler In Action!

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
CJ Lane and Pearl 'Penny' Lane-Soliz
The Kidpreneur Mentors™

PS: If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

10 Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Make Millions More Than Their Parents

We’re always on the lookout for Awesome Kids to profile. Kids who are doing things no one imagined they would, inspiring other kids to go out and conquer their world.

One group of Awesome Kids are kids we like to call “Kidpreneurs”. Kids who became successful entrepreneurs (or kids who want to be!).

Of course, when we ran across a list of “10 Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Make Millions More Than Their Parents”, you know we just had to share!

While this article doesn’t go into much depth on the kids they are spotlighting, it does give a nice general overview of what it takes to succeed.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
CJ Lane and Pearl 'Penny' Lane-Soliz
The Kidpreneur Mentors™

PS: If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.