A 5-20% movement in every city across America
The Mission: 5-20%, in every city across America NO MATTER WHAT!
In order for America to win the future, we need to continue to be the economic leader of the world. That will not happen without start-up business creation, which is where most jobs come from. 70% of all jobs come from small businesses with 500 employees or less, and half of all jobs come from businesses with 100 employees or less. Gallup and Operation HOPE believe that the 30M youth between 4th grade and 12th grade, represent the bench strength of the playoff game for the rest of our lives.
The success of our youth rests on the strength and sustainability of local communities and families and by empowering adults to make smart decisions to take control of their financial future through our HOPE Inside model. Stable communities and families will ensure that our youth have the role models they need to succeed by 2020.
American 2020 is a national campaign designed to execute the 5117 goals by December 31, 2020 that any company, municipality, financial institution, school district, man, woman, youth, adult, of all races, all ages, can join as long as they are passionate about making a commitment to change and willing to join HOPE in making it happen.
All it takes is identifying what part of 5117 you want to be a part of whether it is teaching youth in a classroom, providing an internship, or sponsoring our 700 Credit Communities program to help raise a single working mother's credit score from 520 to 700.
The goals are national but each city throughout America will be launching their own 2020 campaign and local investments can be made to HOPE Business In A Box Academies and HOPE Inside locations.
Join America 2020 today!
The Business Case with Global Implications
In an environment where $140 trillion in untapped global GDP will be up for grabs in the next 28 years (by 2040), these kids – 30 million youth 8-18 years old – represent the single best chance America has to come out on top.
In 2040, who leads the free world? Who has the biggest military budget to secure both protection and global democratic stability? Who can afford international aid or charitable efforts to other nations and people in need? Which nation gets to determine global priorities?
If we don’t bridge the gap between the 77% of all kids who want to be their own boss with the 5% of all kids who have a business internship or business role model, it is doubtful that it will be the United States of America.
Where America lands at the end of this all-out fight rests with this group of kids. They are the “farm club and bench strength for the playoff game of the rest of our lives;” and according to this recent Gallup-HOPE Index poll, they are up for the challenge.