John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur and businessman that founded Operation HOPE, and thereafter pioneered financial literacy as the official policy of the U.S. Federal Government. Operation HOPE then built the first-ever national network of elementary through college, and community-based financial literacy education in and for underserved communities,through Operation HOPE.
Operation HOPE has provided financial literacy curriculum and volunteers to 1M+ youth in more than 4,000 public schools across America, and today is the nation’s only national non-profit financial service for urban, underserved communities. HOPE has more than 26,000 trained and certified HOPE Corps volunteers. Bryant plans to leverage his vast relationship base to launch Bryant Group Motorsports Academy (BGMA) in and for urban and rural communities, beginning in mid-to-late 2016.
Bryant approached Henry Ford III, who as a former school teacher and business leader, understands the connection between hopes, dreams, education, aspiration and life’s opportunity. Mr. Ford also has a deep passion for Motorsports. In this way, Bryant and Ford’s vision line up perfectly.