Meet Mo (Moziah Bridges), one of the snappiest dressing 10 year olds you will ever meet! Mo is also the founder and CEO of Mo’s Bows, a company he started to make and sell one of his favorite clothing items: Bow Ties!
When he was just 4 years, Mo already started dressing nice. He would ride his tricycle in a suit and play at the park in a shirt, tie and shorts! When he had trouble finding kid bow ties in cool designs, he asked his Grandma to teach him how to make a bow tie using her hand sewing machine.
Soon after, Mo started his business Mo’s Bows in Memphis, TN when he was just 9 years old. His business has caught on. He has been featured on local and national news programs. He has his own online shop and other shops that carry his products.
Not only has Mo started his own successful business, but he has also started the Go Mo! Summer Camp Scholarship Fund where he sells some of his ties to send kids to summer camp. Last year he was able to send two children to camp.
Mo’s giving back reminds us of other inventors who were focused on helping people such as Ben Franklin who did not seek to profit from his inventions. Franklin once said “as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously.”
Mo’s passion and enthusiasm for fashion is very clear and a big part of his success. We can all learn a lot from Mo, his business and his desire to give back.
Meet Mo in this video:
No watch Mo sell one of his ties to talk show host Steve Harvey.
- Here is another article about Mo and his giving back program
- Here are other great IMK stories about inventors and kid entrepreneurs
- Check out Mo’s online shop here
Topics for Discussion:
- Why has Mo been successful with his business?
- How can inventions make the world a better place? Can you name some that have?
- Do you have any ideas for inventions that could improve people’s live or make the world better?
- Find a Camp Invention or Club Invention in your area to have fun, learn about inventing and make your own inventions!
- Get inspired by the many great kids inventions at Inventnow.org and learn how to make your idea a reality
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.