This video piece from CNN, which is scheduled to air this week, clearly shows the power of financial literacy and financial dignity in the lives of inner-city youth and their decision making. The piece also features new friend to HOPE Russell Simmons, who was a closing speaker at our recenty HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit on November 14th-15th, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Check it out and let CNN know what you think.  Write them a letter and share the video through socal media with family and friends.  Let's start a new conversation with and for our youth.

This is a new silver rights empowerment movement for a new generation of future leaders.

Let's go.


John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and 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 America, 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 is a thought leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE), a specialty finance company that is managed by an affiliate of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset manager with approximately $59 billion in committed capital under management as of December 31, 2012. 

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