This exhibit celebrates young African American youth who started their businesses when they were under 20 years of age. These imaginative and ambitious teens began inventing new products, building brands, making millions and giving back to their communities.
Jaylen Bledsoe started Bledsoe Technologies, an information technology consulting business at the age of 12. Born to teenage parents and raised by a single mother, Jaylen heads a multi-million dollar global IT service provider, with over 150 employees. He also leads Jaylon D. Bledsoe Global Group, a global investment company with companies ranging from high tech to real estate.
Gabrielle Jordan, is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, a luxury jewelry brand, which she started at the age of 9 and has built into a six figure business. She is also the co-founder of the ExCel Youth Mentoring Institute, a youth based online mentoring organization. Gabrielle also volunteers as a Youth Ambassador for the Tigerlily Foundation where she supports the mission for breast health, education, wellness and empowerment for girls and women.
TIBIT’s exhibits instill pride and increase cultural awareness by providing a better understanding of the historic African American experience. With your support and donation, we can continue to bring these experiences to more people around the country.
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