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14-year-old launches High Heels, High Hopes effort

LAPLACE — Kaivonh Lee may just be 14 years old, but the teenager has high aspirations for her newest venture — an outreach organization called High Heels, High Hopes.

Lee, who will enter 9th grade at Lutcher High School in the fall, said High Heels, High Hopes is being funded by her first entrepreneurial start-up, Rich Girl Couture.

With two business start-ups under her belt, Lee said she wants to help teenagers learn to believe in themselves.

“You can do anything you put your mind to,” Lee said. “You just have to have faith in yourself.”

A kick-off event for High Heels, High Hopes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 20 at 3LJ’s Café, located at 150 Belle Terre Boulevard, Suite F, in LaPlace.

Lee, a Paulina resident, said the mission of the organization is to encourage teenagers to have ambition in life and carry themselves with self-confidence.

“We want young girls to have morals and goals in life, to get their education and to follow their dreams and visions into reality,” Lee said.

The event will offer food, music and guest speakers including Seven Johnson, St. John Parish Councilwoman Jaclyn Hotard and Charles Julien.

Tickets are $15 for one person or can be bought in a set of two for $25. The price includes a T-shirt and gift bag for each attendee. Lee said she will talk in detail about her vision for High Heels, High Hopes at the event, adding teenage boys and parents are also invited to attend to learn more about the group.

For more information about High Heels, High Hopes or how to donate, call 504-275-4166 or 504-231-6097.