Closer Look: Inside The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Kidtrepreneurs Brown Boys Lemonade; MAKO Girls

Currently at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, 'Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit' gives children and families the chance to learn about health and wellness through hands-on programs.
Currently at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, 'Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit' gives children and families the chance to learn about health and wellness through hands-on programs.
Credit Children’s Museum of Indianapolis / WABE

Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • Today’s special-edition of Closer Look with Rose Scott is dedicated to conversations with youth, from an Atlanta-based trio of teenage sisters, called the “MAKO Girls,” to the “kidtrepeneurs” behind Brown Boys Lemonade, to a look inside the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
  • 0:00: The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is located downtown. Executive director of the museum, Jane Turner, gives Closer Look a tour of the nonprofit and educational venue, which features exhibits designed for children from infants to 8-years-old. Plus, we get an inside look at the museum’s current exhibit, an interactive studio where visitors can explore the world of Doc McStuffins.
  • 27:06: The “MAKO Girls” are an Atlanta-based trio made up of three sisters, Mimi, A-Ni and Kena Ochoa. They recently joined Closer Look as part of the program’s Summer Indie Music series to talk about the inspiration behind their hip hop, pop and R&B influenced sound and for a live in-studio performance. We also learn more about the sisters’ other ventures, which include the MAKO Girls Annual Carnival Glow Party, along with a tour, and the launch of their teen cosmetics line in partnership with Kissable Lips Cosmetics.
  • 38:39: Brown Boys Lemonade is a local business owned by two young entrepreneurs, Anthony and Ja’Den Anderson, ages 11 and 8 respectively. The business began back in 2013, when Anthony wanted extra money to purchase a video game. Since then, the business has grown to include a website and clients such as J.R. Crickets. The two brothers join “Closer Look” in studio this May, and brought along some samples of their secret recipe lemonade.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.