North Wellington Youth Spotlight focuses on positive stories about young people in local communities. The features are provided by Erin Raftis, municipal youth intern for Minto, Mapleton, and Wellington North – #positivityFromYouthForYouth.
WELLINGTON NORTH – Jacob Seddon, 11, from Mount Forest, is another Northern Wellington youth working alongside the Saugeen Student Start-Up Program (SSUP) to try his hand at entrepreneurship this summer.
Seddon loves woodworking, and chose to expand on his hobby by creating his own business “Jacob’s Wooden Ladder” through which he creates woodworking projects, stone art, candle holders, planters, and other wood decorations. The youth decided to pursue this business as he “always liked building things with wood and [wanted] to earn some money.”
This experience has greatly benefitted the youth as he is learning how to run his own business, including learning both “money skills and people skills.”
The young entrepreneur can be seen around the community, and has already been to the North-Wellington Co-op and Farmer’s Market to sell his work. He notes that since he’s “a new vendor at the Farmers’ market…it gives people something different.” He continues to mention that “people are encouraging and supportive of [his] business.”
Seddon’s business will continue into the fall, making different products. Keep your eyes out for his work at upcoming local Christmas craft shows.
If you are looking for wood decorations, including custom orders, please contact Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his Facebook page
@Jacob’sWoodenLadder or by calling 519-323-1049.