This photo just stopped me. It almost requires no words at all. To look at the emotions, the inspiration, the hope in the "everything" of these two young ladies at an inner-city school in Atlanta, says it all.
These two young ladies were readying themselves for their 2 minute "pitch" opportunity at our HOPE Business In A Box event at Jean Childs Young Middle School, in Atlanta, Georgia. This pitch event was part of a HOPE Business In A Box pilot we conducted in Atlanta, Denver and Oakland public schools.
Stay tune for more to come. This initiative has transformational potential. Just look at these young ladies, to understand why.
HOPE Business In A Box is the premiere Operation HOPE intervention strategy that will drive changes in the Gallup-HOPE Index annual behavorial economic results for our nation's youth and future economic leaders.
Okay, let's go.
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 is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also 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. Mr. Bryant is a though leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, an NYSE Euronext publicly traded company, and a division of $54 billion Ares Capital.