9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and Caine had yet to have a single customer. Then, on the last day of summer, a filmmaker named Nirvan stopped to buy a door handle for his car. Caine asked Nirvan to play, and Nirvan bought a $2 FunPass, becoming Caine’s first customer.
Caine didn't give up. Persistence (http://cainesarcade.com/)
As a result he has inspired thousands of chidren across the world to use their imagination to create arcades of their own.
He's done two TED Talks, met Chelsea Clinton and inspired the non-profit, The Imganiation Foundation (http://cainesarcade.com/imagination/)
Caine's Arcade Video
“Caine has confidence now. Belief in himself has lead to more success for him.”
- George Monroy (Caine's father)