By Natasha L. Foreman, HBIAB Consultant
HOPE Business In A Box (HBIAB) is gaining headway and getting a great response from youth, teachers, program directors, and community leaders around Atlanta, Georgia, as the HBIAB team launched its pilot study this summer. We have had the honor and privilege of meeting and working with young aspiring entrepreneurs who are entering grades 4 through 12 this upcoming school year. Since the end of June our team has tested and tried different methods, lessons, and activities with students at three different summer programs—Project Grad (this summer their program was held at Oglethorpe University), the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, and the Andrew & Walter Young YMCA. Each program underwent three to four day sessions with our HBIAB team and volunteers.