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Summertime Child Care

When kids are out of school, this company makes sure they have good caretakers to look after them.

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This story appears in the August 2002 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Like many college students, when Joe Keeley finished his freshman year at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, he set about finding a summer job. A former hockey coach, the business major found a perfect fit when he was hired by a family with two active young boys. "They were into hockey and golf and baseball and everything under the sun," says the 21-year-old. "I was a hockey player and a golfer and kids interested me, so I took a job being their nanny for the summer."

During that summer, Keeley met with other families in need of supervision for their busy kids. "They thought it was great that a college guy could be with their kids in the summer, because [the kids are] so active and they're looking for someone who can relate to them--but also the maturity level is there," explains Keeley.

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