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7-year-old Rylan Kelly is empowering young girls through faith with ‘Jade's Journee'

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) - Empowering young girls through faith, fashion and key fundamentals.

Those are the three principles one 7-year-old keep close to her heart as she continues to build her business

Rylan Kelly likes typical 7-year-old stuff, but she devotes her time to Jade’s Journee.

While her classmates are busy with after-school activities, she’s running a business built to uplift others and spread positivity.

“I can do all things through Christ that strengths me,” said Rylan Kelly.

It's a bible verse, the young entrepreneur lives by.

For the past year, this business has become her reality. She’s on a mission to empower young girls across the world.”

Like most of us, she needs a little help to make her dreams come true.

Rylan and her mother created the business venture to introduce parents and kids the importance of faith. 

Another mission is to spread awareness about 'kidprenurship' for youth across the world. 

April Kelly is the co-founder of the business; more importantly, Rylan's mom. 

"Every child has a different calling, they have different gifts and talents," said April Kelly. "I'm glad to see her grow up and take on what we value so much in small business and entrepreneurship." 

Rylan's father is a driving force for her decision to create Jades Journee. 

"We're trying to teach them if you want to do it, do it," said Caleb Kelly. "Within the African American community, you don't see a lot of owners or entrepreneurs or people with start-up businesses." 

Which is why the Kelly's are teaching Rylan and her younger sister these critical life lessons. 

"It's never too early to think about how you want to be a change maker," said April Kelly. 

If you would like to purchase one of the Bow's, you can email info.jadesjournee@gmail.com 

Feel free to follow Jade's Journee on Facebook and Instagram. 


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