"With April being Financial Literacy Month, I’m honored to share HOPE’s mission for ‘Silver Rights’ — our goal to propagate economic opportunities that exist across this country and beyond," said Bryant. "It’s critical that small business owners realize that financial literacy is as much about enriching the spirit as it is about growing net worth and advancing economic standing." Bryant continued, "I started out as an entrepreneur in Compton, California at age 10. I am still an entrepreneur, but today more of a philanthropic entrepreneur, seeking to empower those left behind and to show them how capitalism and free enterprise can work for them, too."

John Hope Bryant, chairman of Operation HOPE and vice chairman of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, speaking during SBA’s National Small Business Week event in Manhattan, New York City

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