At Vista Del Mar Wealth Management, we applaud those that take big leaps of faith to taking their passions to the b usiness forefront. For this week's Small Business Feature, we're highlighting Challenge Island - San Diego!
We had the pleasure of speaking with Ritika Sehgal of Challenge Island - San Diego about her transition from Corporate Boss to Mom Boss, the learning curve that comes along with starting a business, and the successful transition of a hands-on experience into a hands-off Covid world.
Ritika started out in the corporate world, holding a job there for nearly 14 years. Once she had her son, however, she realized there were things she wanted to do that she didn't have time for with a corporate job. Rikita wanted the opportunity to be home and continue to provide opportunities for her son to participate in enrichment activities outside the home. Enter Challenge Island - a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math + Art = STEAM) that uses cross-curricular challenges and activities to give kiddos not only the STEAM curriculum, but also the social emotional development that is crucial - all while having fun learning.
Ritika has been a Challenge Island franchise owner here in San Diego for just over a year, and though starting any new ventures comes with its own set of challenges, she hasn't looked back. Challenge Island San Diego offers on-site workshops, after school programs, opportunities at local clubs, and most recently, a "home island" option to keep everyone and their families safe at home. The Home Island enrichment program provides interactive instruction by LIVE people (quite the departure from a simple "sit and watch" video), and kids are able to participate with items they can find in their own homes.
Check out our exclusive interview!