The Wellness Journey

This past December, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Operation HOPE, John Hope Byrant, sat down with four former and current professional football players and discussed the dynamics of money in business, the power of internalized financial lessons taught with the family and so much more! United for Financial Health is a foundation that mitigates the potential impact on credit scores during times of financial hardship. These special 1:1 conversations, produced by Operation HOPE and Experian, tackle the ups and the downs in any financial wellness journey, no matter how extraordinary the lives.

Experian North America has chosen Operation HOPE’s award-winning model of community uplift and financial literacy to expand its reach and help thousands of people of color who are struggling to raise and sustain a 700 credit score with the following:

  • Free credit reports to Operation Hope clients
  • Data and technology consultation
  • Experian Premier Aggregated Credit Statistics product to enable the HOPE Research and Impact Institute to conduct enhanced research and program mapping.

Thomas Davis, Sr.

Former linebacker and All-American at the University of Georgia, Davis was a first-round NFL draft pick and played for the Carolina Panthers for 14 years. He retired in 2020.


K'Lavon Chaisson

Chaisson played college football at LSU and was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars


Ryan Broyels

An All-American and former Oklahoma Sooner, Broyles set the all-time NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record for career receptions. Ryan Broyels was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.


Tyler Lockett

Lockett, a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, was an All-American at Kansas State and selected by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.


Experian North America Mission: United for Financial Health   

HOPE Inside

An award-winning model of community uplift through financial literacy programs.

Experian Boost Program

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1 Million New Black-owned Businesses Initiative

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