FAMILY & PARENTING

14-Year-Old Memphis Teen Inspires Community With His Successful Pop-Up Yard Sign Business

by Sarah Bregel
Sarah Bregel is an editor at LittleThings.com covering entertainment, trending stories, adorable stuff, parenting, and more. She is also a freelance writer, mom of two, dog mom, feminist, and deep-breather.

Teens these days are truly incredible. They aren’t just doing school work and extracurriculars and spending time with their friends and family.

Many of them are actually amazing entrepreneurs. Charles Earl, just 14 years old, totally fits that bill. While the ninth-grade student loves playing games on his computer, he is also a very savvy young businessman!

Charles started an incredible business providing pop-up yard signs for just about any occasion, and he donates many of the proceeds to important causes. “Every weekend we are busy,” his mother, who helps him with his work, says. She also spoke about the kind of person he is, and she couldn’t stop singing his praises.

“Charles is that old soul that can give you love, give you nurturing,” she said.

Truly, that seems evident by the work his is doing, helping to lift people’s spirits with his signs, no matter what they are going through. And he is clearly incredibly passionate about each sign he makes. “I take pictures of every sign I do,” he said. He’s definitely proud of his business, and he’s extremely hardworking, too. He also makes sure every sign is perfect.

Charles is dedicated to giving back to communities in need, as well. “Children are not our future,” his mother said. “They’re our now.”

For more on Charles’ story, check out the sweet video. 

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