You cannot make this up. This 12 year-old bundle of energy, who goes by the name of Isaiah, approached me at our HOPE Inside at Ebenezer graduation of new entrepreneurs.

His mother was graduating from our entrepreneurship program tonight, but he approached me in the back, wanting me to be clear of who he was, and what he was going to do with his life. He was going to be a businessman, and had specific goals for his life, at specific times! As you can see, he asked for my business card, and wanted to make sure I was legitimate! Love it.

Best of all surprises, he told me he was a part of our HOPE Business In A Box Academy at B.E.S.T. Academy, part of Atlanta Public Schools.

This is Project 5117, making smart cool so kids want to stay in school, and our silver rights movement in action.

Let's go.

John Hope Bryant

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