National Entrepreneurship Month: Spotlight on Ceneetra Anderson
Positivity. An optimistic, can-do attitude has positioned Ceneetra Anderson, Educational Director/Owner of Abrakadoodle Greater Cincinnati, for success despite pandemic challenges. For nearly six years, Ceneetra has been building solid relationships with families, schools and community sites, as well as in developing a strong teaching team. She reports that this past summer was her best summer. “It was good,” she said. “We provided a safe environment; kids wore masks; we gave kids bags with their own art materials for summer programs. Parents appreciated our efforts.” Ceneetra said that communicating with sites and parents has been a key to success, as well as her ability to adapt to meet needs, including smaller class sizes. “Having even an hour with students has provided them with a great creative outlet,” Ceneetra said, “which has helped to build confidence and enthusiasm for learning during the pandemic.” Ceneetra’s active commitment and communication with her site partners has resulted in successful special events, family paint nights, as well as a number of in-school field trips. “We were open to trying new things,” Ceneetra explained. She recently conducted a creativity workshop for a school site, which was so well received that they’ve invited her back. “I am very happy with my franchise. I really like what I do. I like the impact that Abrakadoodle has on young children all the way through adults in my program,” reflected Ceneetra. “I made a good decision to work with this franchise and to do this kind of work. I can see how much further Abrakadoodle can continue to grow with the knowledge that I have accumulated,” commented Ceneetra.