JA 18 Under 18


HALEE SIMONSTalent runs in the family and Halee, like her brother Beloved Joshua, began her first business when she was just 14. In 2020 she opened her photography business, Halz S. Enterprises, one of the only female youth businessowners to be a member of the local and state chambers of commerce. She also mentors youth in photography. In 2021 she began Halz S. Business Academy to help aspiring businessowners launch their enterprises. Halee has been the president of the NAACP Randallstown Youth Council of Baltimore County and last year was a keynote speaker at the NAACP Education Rally, where she spoke on the topic of inequality in youth education. She also co-founded the International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) Junior Multisport Club and conducts numerous community service projects through her various club commitments. Halee is dual-enrolled in high school and at Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore County, where she studies business administration.

“Halee has broken barriers in the triathlon, a sport dominated by non-minorities…She has broken barriers for youth in business to achieve the unthinkable.” —Dr. Tekemia Dorsey, mother

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