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Kalief Rollins is only 17 years old and is one student that is making big moves. Kalief and his brother, Anthony, started a clothing company making t-shirt with positive statements on them. He recently won a $10,000 business competition with Merrill Lynch/NFTE Los Angeles and also got a chance to meet President Obama… Kudos YOUNG MAN!!!

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Kalief Rollins is a business man in the making. The 17-year-old entrepreneur recently won $10,000 in a Merrill Lynch/NFTE Los Angeles Business Competition for his clothing line Phree Kountry, which consists of T-shirt designs that he and his brother Anthony created.

“We made the T-shirts to show positive messages of urban culture; (and to promote) leadership themes to try to encourage and remind youth where they come from, and what the people before them went through.”

Kalief says that he has always wanted to do business.

“All my life, everyone has told me I’m a businessman and an entrepreneur. I was always doing something to get money. I would sell stuff at school—candy, bracelets. My family is used to me always selling, and we were talking about that.”

It’s nice to hear that positive things that young America is doing, especially young BLACK men…

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