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Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship at University School

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2785 Som Center Rd

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Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, April 7 at University School's Hunting Valley campus, featuring Haile Thomas.

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Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, April 7 at University School's Hunting Valley campus. The 12th annual celebration will feature a free, public keynote from Haile Thomas. Haile Thomas is 19 years old, an international speaker, a health activist, a vegan food & lifestyle influencer, podcaster, the youngest Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in the United States, and the founder/CEO of the nonprofit HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth). Haile founded HAPPY when she was 12 years old to address the need for free/affordable plant-based nutrition and culinary education in underserved/at-risk communities as well as in schools and through annual summer camps. Following the keynote will be an opportunity to purchase creations from University School middle school students and other students from across Northeast Ohio at the Young Entrepreneur Market.

Haile has personally engaged over 35,000 kids since beginning her activism in 2010. She was inspired to pursue this passion after her family successfully reversed her father’s type-2 diabetes with healthy eating an lifestyle choices and upon learning that kids were increasingly being diagnosed with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. All of Haile’s programs, projects, and initiatives are geared towards engaging, educating, motivating, and empowering young people to make healthy lifestyle choices to live their best life. She also hosted the podcast “Girl Empowered” where she interviewed inspiring and empowering women.

At 12 years old, Haile worked as the Jr. Chef Advisor for Hyatt Hotel’s “For Kids – By Kids Menu”, with her menu recipes served at all Hyatt Resorts in North America and the Caribbean. She has been featured on two different food network shows – she was one of 8 young chefs feature on season one of Rachael vs. Guy Kids-Cook-Off and also on Cupcake Wars Kids.

Haile has been featured by CNN, the Today Show, NowThis, BuzzFeed, MTV, The Harry Show, Dr. Oz, Home and Family Show, and the Rachael Ray Show. She has been highlighted in several major publications including O Magazine, Teen Vogue, and YES Magazine.

Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship is presented by University School’s Young Entrepreneur Institute and is made possible through the generous support of Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

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