Jean Childs Young Middle School is Ready to Shine at the HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition

Students at Jean Childs Young Middle School in Atlanta are excited and ready to shine tomorrow at the HOPE Business In A Box pitch competition. Several sixth and seventh grade class rooms finished the HOPE Business In A Box entrepreneurship training program on December 19, 2012. There were almost 60 teams that competed during their classroom semi-final round that day. Now 29 teams have made it to tomorrow’s final pitch competition.
These 29 teams have been practicing the past several days on refining their business ideas and working on their presentation skills. They are eager to showcase their talents, highlight their proposed businesses, and compete for the chance to earn a HOPE Business In A Box youth entrepreneurship grant, six weekly sessions with a Business Role Model, a savings account, and other resources to help launch their business.

Operation HOPE invites you to join us tomorrow as we cheer on these 29 teams one-by-one, because we all know that every single one of these students are already winners! We hope to see you bright and early tomorrow inside the school auditorium. Be sure to spread the word to everyone you know!

HOPE Business In A Box Youth Pilot Pitch Competition
Wednesday, January 16th
Jean Childs Young Middle School
3116 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Cross street: Lynhurst Drive
(404) 802-5900
Competition held inside auditorium

Be sure to also check out our video and website for more details about HOPE Business In A Box.

John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, 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 the U.S., 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 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.
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