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Mayor Steven Fulop announced that the “HOPE Business in a Box Academy” will be based on a national model developed by Operation Hope. (Journal file photo)
Erika Solorzano | The Jersey JournalBy Erika Solorzano | The Jersey Journal
on June 19, 2015 at 8:05 AM, updated June 19, 2015 at 8:06 AM
An innovative youth entrepreneurship-training program that will prepare approximately 25 public high school students to start their own businesses is coming to Jersey City.

Mayor Steven Fulop announced that the “HOPE Business in a Box Academy” will be based on a national model developed by Operation Hope — a global nonprofit specializing in empowering youth, adults and families to take control of their financial futures.

Hope Business in a Box Academy will be a collaboration between the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, The Mayor’s Office, Operation Hope, the Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County and Rising Tide Capital.

From July 8 through Aug. 14, students enrolled in the program will attend twice-weekly entrepreneurship training sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County in Jersey.

The program is funded through a $20,000 grant given to the city by TD Bank and is part of Jersey City’s Summer Works Initiative, which launched last year.

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