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How You Can Get Involved!
There are many ways that you can help support America 2020.  Choose to participate in any and all!


Sign up to volunteer as a HOPE Business In A Box
Classroom Instructor or Business Role Model

America 2020 Partner participation includes:

  • HBIAB volunteer Business Role Models meet once per week for 10 weeks with an assigned HBIAB pitch contest winner.  The objective is to be a positive role model to the student providing them with inspiration and guidance as they work to launch their HBIAB business concept by the end of the 10 week period.
  • HOPE Corps volunteers can also teach the Banking on Our Future and HOPE Business In A Box curriculum in classrooms to youth participants and serve as volunteer judges for the youth pitch events.  


Sponsor a HOPE Business In A Box Academy

  • HBIAB local sponsorship is only $10,000 per school per annum for full program execution.*
  • HBIAB supporters providing exclusive branding level support ($10,000 per school) for any public school automatically become an America 2020 Partner.
  • HBIAB local sponsorship of a school in  new HOPE Market is $25,000 per annum, with a two-year minimum commitment.


Become a founding America 2020 National Signature Partner

America 2020 Partner participation includes:

  • Make a $100,000 commitment to support HOPE in the realization of the America 2020 goals
  • Enjoy national sponsorship credit and brand representation on and within the actual HBIAB (box) that is issued to each of the student entrepreneurs across the country who are selected as winners during their local school pitch events.
  • Enjoy national sponsorship credit for the production of the annual Gallup-Hope Index Report for 2012-2013.


Sponsor Individual Youth Entrepreneurs with a

The HBIAB AdVENTURE Fund grants directly fund the start up capital for HBIAB winners.  Grant amounts range from:



Join America 2020 today!  You will be joining a world-class group of partners and supporters including: 

  • Endorsed by the  Obama Administration and incorporated into the White House Summer Jobs+ Initiative
  • Endorsed and announced as commitment best practice at the White House Financial Capability Summit at the White House Summit
  • Gallup, who has made a 100-year commitment
  • Denver Public Schools as HBIAB partner    
  • Oakland Unified School District as HBIAB pilot partner
  • Endorsed and to be announced by former U.S. President Bill Clinton at CGI America
  • BBDO World Wide as Business Role Model Recruitment campaign and Crowdsourcing to "take every child public"
  • Endorsed by Ambassador Andrew Young who arranged the Atlanta pilot to be led by Jean Childs Young Middle School
  • Contributions from the Esther Stearns Family Foundation, UPS, Bank of the West, OneWest Bank, Popular Community Bank, as well as individual HBIAB Youth Entrepreneurship Grant contributions.

By joining us as an America 2020 partner, you are helping America and its youth sustain future success, future aspirations of our youth, and their very real connection with local GDP growth in your town, city, state and country.   Join us as we empower America’s 30 million young people, 8-18, prepare for the playoff game of the rest of our lives.  How we field and play that game will decide everything in 2020.  With HBIAB, we are starting now.  Join us today!

To learn more about becoming a partner of the campaign please contact Mary Hagerty Ehrsam, President of the Global Youth Empowerment Group, by email at or call 212-612-4168.

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