Tech 2000 and Operation HOPE launched a unique E-Learning course that teaches High School students to create iPhone Apps. This program, called iHOPE and a lead feature in the 5MK (5 MILLION KIDS) arsenal to "make smart cool" again, is designed to spark the Entrepreneurial Spirit while providing an understanding of the elements of Financial Literacy (Empowerment) in the students and provide relevance to the HIgh School Curriculum. Ultimately we want to reduce the drop-out rate .

This video was produced at an Operation HOPE event in Washington DC, in an under-served neighborhood. On February 5th, 2011, this same partnership technology was highlighted during a White House Black History Month event with 30 White House Interns at the Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center, Washington, D.C.-Anacosia, located on Good Hope Road.

Please contact Mary Hagerty, global chief of financial literacy for HOPE, if you would like this program at your school.  And if you are interested in being an iHOPE "adventure capitalist," know that for as low as $10 per child, we can empower a young person (sponsored by you) with the complete iHOPE Program, inclusive of the award winning HOPE Banking on Our Future financial literacy program.  

When a young person graduates this set, they are ready to go as an Apple worldwide certified technician, and they can design, PROGRAM and ultimately sell their own iPhone, iPod and iPad application on the iTunes network!

A special thank you to Tech2000, their CEO, George Churchwell, and their entire team for helping Operation HOPE to develop this powerful program for youth entrepreneurship empowerment.  This is a perfect example of the full-life cycle of financial empowerment for children.  It starts with financial education, proceeds to financial literacy, arcs with financial capability, and its aspirations are achieved through financial literacy empowerment.  

iHOPE is financial literacy empowerment, presented by Operation HOPE.

Onward with HOPE


John Hope Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, bestselling author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama



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