By: NBC Nightly News
We introduce you to young entrepreneurs who didn’t let the pandemic stop them from pursuing their dreams.
"Some kids turned their dreams into a reality during this time and it has paid off," said news anchor Lester Holt.
"The pandemic didn't stop 10-year-old Khiley Braxton from pursuing her dreams," shared journalist Natalie Morales. "After her birthday trip to a [Nickelodean] resort was cancelled last Spring, with the help of her parents, Khiley invested the money into a startup business."
Morales continued, "Khiley trademarked the name of her business — Sissy B. Nails — created a logo, and the business took off! Her 18-colored nail polish line is scent-free, toxin-free, and water-based."
"I'm strong. I'm confident. And, I believe in the people around me," said Khiley on what it means to be a CEO.
Khiley and her mom, Krystal Braxton, say that there is always a silverlining. "Even though we are in this pandemic, we can still do something positive," stated Mrs. Braxton.
The story was originally published on NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition.
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