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Clinton Township teen foregoes college to start her own online fashion business

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Clinton Township teen is forgoing college to chase her dream of being a fashion business entrepreneur.

While many go straight to college following high school, Breontae Rockett, 17, has different plans. It is not due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, but rather because she believes higher education “is not a defining factor” in her quest to make it as an entrepreneur and business owner.

Throughout her senior year she has worked on her business venture: an online clothing boutique named Rock It Fashion, in honor of her last name. She may eventually expand to retail depending on its success.

“Great Lakes Learning Academy was perfect for me because it was a nontraditional learning environment where I could take control of my education and work at a pace that was appropriate for my skill level,” she said.

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