DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina 9-year-old entrepreneur is inspiring kids to find their inner genius.


What You Need To Know 

Ava Simmons is a scientest and entreprenuer

She teaches kids STEM activities online

She has almost 15,000 subscribers on YouTube


Ava Simmons is also known as the STEM Princess. She's pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and math. She has over 90,000 followers on social networks and almost 15,000 subscribers on YouTube.

She turned her shortcomings into a multi-product brand Team Genius Squad.

“Well, I wanted to be a scientist, because I had reading problems," Simmons said. "I couldn’t really read, so when I started doing experiments, that helped me with my reading and math skills.”

The young entrepreneur is exposing kids to the STEM field and overcoming her obstacles in the process. 

"No matter what things come your way, believe in yourself and find your inner genius," Simmons said. "And find things you were good at. It maked an impact on the world."

Simmons' Team Genius Squad is fundraising for a mobile STEM lab truck that would participate in community events and conduct hands-on STEM experiments.  

If you would like to help support Ava the S.T.E.M. Princess® and Team Genius Squad’s mission, you can make a tax-deductible contribution via the donation link.