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Crisis Innovators

One parent even pointed out to Stephenson that her child’s emotional needs during a tumultuous time in their development superseded his learning needs. With SitterTree, parents can find teaching assistants who can help their children with their learning and address those emotional needs.

Meet Jody Stephenson of SitterTree

Pre-COVID-19, SitterTree had booked more than 40,000 jobs and was preparing to expand beyond Georgia. When the pandemic hit, SitterTree sitters stepped in and filled more than 1,000 jobs for Atlanta medical professionals at Piedmont Healthcare and Grady Memorial Hospital. As Georgia begins to reopen, they are poised to take on the massive child care needs of parents heading back to work this summer.

Paying off college debt the old-fashioned way — babysitting

In 2014, she launched SitterTree, a baby sitter request and scheduling tool that connects busy parents with the perfect sitters, all college students and young professionals. Using technology, they facilitate high-quality relationships like those Stephenson remembered growing up in rural Ohio, where everyone knew everyone and people could be trusted.

The Way We Work: Side Hustles

Keep your day job. We’ve rounded up five Atlanta gigs that allow you to make a decent chunk of change in your spare time. After passing a comprehensive background check and meeting with a SitterTree coordinator, you’ll have access to job postings that will score you $14+ per hour.

Meet Atlanta’s 50 on Fire

These innovative people and companies are crushing it, and we’re going to celebrate with them. Because of Jody’s leadership, SitterTree’s sitters made nearly $1 million in babysitter wages last year. The company has grown significantly over the last three years, and their sitters still average 97 percent 5-star ratings from Atlanta moms.

Atlanta-based Babysitting Service Expands to Athens

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and the other fictional gals of “The Baby-Sitters Club” may have been the ultimate babysitters, but Atlanta-based SitterTree has some real sitters who are way more impressive — based on their interpersonal skills, steadfast reliability and passion for entrepreneurism.

Oglethorpe Alum’s Modernized Babysitting Business is Booming

SitterTree will reach the 20,000 job mark this month and sitters will make about $1 million in babysitter wages this year.  SitterTree coordinators fill 99 percent of all sitter requests using the most rigorous interviewing and vetting process in the industry. “They do everything and more a mom would do when searching for a sitter…”

Conversations with the Inspiring Jody Stephenson

SitterTree was started in a dorm room at Oglethorpe University (Traer 221), with a stack of notecards, an Excel chart, and a landline… you know, the phones you used to plug into walls… I was 19 years old and driving around with car seats four days a week. I loved it- and I was making great pay.

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