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Young Entrepeneur Heads to National Competition

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Rodney Walker could have easily fallen through the cracks. He experienced 15 foster homes in 13 years. His freshman GPA in high school was 1.3. Then, in his senior year at Ace Tech Charter School on Chicago's South Side, he was introduced to NIFTE, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. With a friend, he started a business called Forever Life Music and Video Productions, and it's earned them a spot in the finals of the NIFTY nationwide competition today in New York City. Rodney's now the president of the freshman class at Morehouse College. We caught up with him earlier this week in his Atlanta dorm room. He talked about school, his business, and the impact NIFTE had on his life.

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