Bradenton couple creates monthly cultural subscription box for kids


BRADENTON- A Bradenton couple created a way to make children ‘Little Global Citizens’ without leaving the house.

Akeelah Kuraishi and Tim Minnick fell in love with traveling…together. The couple quit their jobs and tackled 19 countries in 13 months.

“What we found was just that people are amazing. We’ve had so many great experiences,” Minnick said, “We came back from that trip thinking that all people are so similar and their desires for themselves and their family.”

After having their two boys, the couple quickly learned traveling around the world wasn’t so easy anymore.

“A lot of the experience that we want them to have. we can actually curate it and do the research and develop it and deliver it to somebody’s doorstep so they could get some taste of what it’s like to be a kid in a different country,” Akeelah said.

The couple decided to create Little Global Citizens, a monthly subscription box delivered to your doorstep.

“We select countries that we have personal experience with so for instance, the first box we did was Thailand. It was one of our favorite countries that we visited,” Akeelah said.

Each box features everything from crafts to snacks to books.

Akeelah said, “As we’re sourcing items from the countries that we’re highlighting, we’re having interactions with people there who are then coming back and saying, ‘I’m so glad you’re teaching kids in America about our country’.”

The box is a learning opportunity for children and adults.

Jaclyn Campbell, a local subscriber said, “Seeing her mind just expand and she’s so excited to explore other countries so it’s been really helpful. Plus it adds a new place for us to travel as a family.”

Akeelah said, “Now is the time to do this and bring it to children all around the country and to help give an opportunity to start uniting the next generations so that they are always looking for similarities and opportunities from other people.”

Check out Little Global Citizens here.

Little Global Citizens is keeping the global learning going all summer break. At the end of June, the subscription service lauches a summer subscription program.


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Jennifer Kveglis
Jennifer joined SNN in July of 2017. Born and raised in Mount Olive, New Jersey, she found her love for media as a lead anchor for her high school’s morning television program. She graduated from Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana and extended her studies at the University of Tampa where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Arts. In college she interned for FOX 13 and City of Tampa Television. Her future plans are to utilize her film-making skills to provide a unique rendition of storytelling. Her love for the sunshine, beach and local area made it an easy decision to stay in SWFL after graduation. In her free time, Jennifer can be found at the gym or exploring vegan restaurants. She loves to travel and expose herself to new environments. She is excited to embrace a brand new city while making introductions with the local community. She owes her successes to her supportive family, friends, and mentors.


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