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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.

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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