Healthy Roots Dolls
start up

Yelitsa Jean-Charles never had a doll that looked like her growing up. The one time her parents gave her a black doll, she burst into tears because she thought that it wasn't the "pretty one". Since then, Yelitsa has made it her goal to make sure that no other children feel the way she did about her own appearance growing up, so during her junior year at Rhode Island School of Design, she created Healthy Roots Dolls, a toy company that creates dolls and storybooks that empower young girls and represent the beauty of our diversity. This is a story about empowerment, self-love and raw ambition.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 48 seconds

Episode Number: 811

About Start Up:

This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur.

As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others.

Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses.

Those small businesses employee over 50% of all people working in this country.

Today's media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country.

"Start Up" is a explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them.

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Sun, Jun 23 1:30 P.M. Black and Mobile: Philadelphia, PA     NH World (11.3)
Wed, Jun 26 6:00 A.M. Baobab Fare: Detroit, MI     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jun 30 1:30 P.M. Timbuk2 Academy: Trenton, NJ     NH World (11.3)
Wed, Jul 3 6:00 A.M. Apogee Air: Waterford, MI     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 7 1:30 P.M. Module: Pittsburgh, PA     NH World (11.3)
Wed, Jul 10 6:00 A.M. Brian Lefeve: St. Clair Shores, MI     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 14 1:30 P.M. Baobab Fare: Detroit, MI     NH World (11.3)
Wed, Jul 17 6:00 A.M. East End Market: Orlando, FL     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 21 1:30 P.M. Apogee Air: Waterford, MI     NH World (11.3)
Wed, Jul 24 6:00 A.M. Sweets & Meats: Cincinnati, OH     NH Create (11.4)

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