And this is precisely why I believe the Gallup-HOPE Index will prove so powerful in coming years. If you can get the financial dignity, hope, wellbeing and engagement levels up, then you can get the aspirations up. If you can get aspirations to connect with real mentoring and role modeling, you have got a solution for the ages.
My new friend CJ Stewart, founder of L.E.A.D. Atlanta is truly making a difference with these young people. His program has a 100% high school graduation rate. 100%.
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John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.