Chicago-area teenager works as an Easter Bunny to save money for college

A Chicago-area teenager has found a creative way to save money for college by working as an Easter Bunny.

Kayden Myers, 13, told FOX Business he came up with the idea last year as the COVID-19 pandemic kept people indoors.

“Nobody could really go out and see the Easter Bunny,” Myers said.

Kayden says he came up with the idea in the spring of 2021. (Krystle Myers/Fox News)

It was then that he thought with his parents and had the idea of ​​being the Easter bunny for the children in his neighborhood.

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Myers said he goes to homes in his neighborhood, lays out Easter eggs for the kids and takes pictures. When the kids look for the Easter eggs, the parents pay for it, Myers told FOX Business.

Kayden says he invested some of the money he earned in cryptocurrencies. (Krystle Myers/Fox News)

Last year, he estimated he made around $1,200. Profits this year were lower – around $700 – as inflation and high gas prices dented people’s wallets.

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“It all went into my college savings,” Myers told FOX Business.

He received extra money in tips, which he said he invested in cryptocurrencies.

Kayden Myers as the Easter Bunny. (Krystle Myers/Fox News)

“I’m going to try to do this for as long as possible,” Myers said. “Maybe when I’m near the end of high school, I might not be able to do it, but I’m going to try to do it for as long as I can.”

Kayden’s family told FOX Business that he was interested in engineering and wanted to one day become a volunteer firefighter like his father.

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His mother, Krystle Myers, told FOX Business, “We know with Kayden’s ambitions that he will achieve his goal one leap at a time.”

Alicia R. Rucker