Rain has been cooking and baking for most of her life and recently launched her own business, selling cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats. This isn’t uncommon, but the fact that Rain is 14 years old is what makes this story unique.
A ninth-grader at Destinations, Rain takes classes that help her become a strong and successful entrepreneur.
The young baker’s big break came two years ago when she entered a turkey chili recipe in Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Her recipe won for Colorado, and she was able to represent the state by traveling to Washington, D.C., to meet the first lady at a gala luncheon. Rain parlayed that success into her own business, Bakeology.
Rain sells her baked goods online as well as at farmers’ markets and at the YouthBiz Marketplace, which helps young entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.
Take a behind-the-scenes peek at what an average day of online learning looks like for Rain.