Building Bridges to Wealth is a cross-generational program empowering both youth and adults with vital entrepreneurial and life skills. The program was developed by Professor Keith Weigelt based off of actual courses he teaches at the Wharton School including the Field Application Projects (FAP) where MBA students work with clients that range from Teach for American to the NFL. The curriculum and courses aim to help participants learn to generate wealth through savings and investing. Participants develop leadership and business skills whether they strive to be entrepreneurs or simply want to create more opportunities for themselves in the workplace.
Weigelt is the Marks-Darivoff Family Professor of Strategy at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He recently began a partnership with Oxfam America to pilot a group savings and investing program targeting inner-city communities in Philadelphia. Weigelt has been invited to teach his business curriculum to elite private high schools in the United States and takes a Robin Hood approach in putting income received towards his inner-city programs.