The Milwaukee-based law firm of Hupy and Abraham continued its 18-year relationship with the Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship (CTE) by sponsoring the “22nd Annual Harvest of Hope,” which took place on November 21, 2013, at the Milwaukee Marriott Hotel.

Milwaukee-based law firm Hupy and Abraham Attorneys Evan Claditis and Todd Korb
Attorneys Evan Claditis and Todd Korb.

CTE is an organization that focuses on teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurship to young people ages 9-24 through their programing. Their “CEO of Me” mindset encourages young adults to see themselves as a business and take control of their own futures.

The “Harvest of Hope” program was led in large part by current CTE program participants and alumni. Rufus King High School students and sisters Aubryana and Gabryana Bowen served as the mistresses of ceremonies while Wisconsin Lutheran High School student Jerrica Byers delivered the invocation.

CTE alumni Alex James provided musical entertainment and Ramon Rivera, a current CTE participant and multi-sport high school athlete, talked about how CTE has helped him become more professional and well-spoken.

Valerie Wilson Reed, CEO of Valcooks, LLC, delivered the keynote address and encouraged all of the current and future program participants to keep applying the skills they’ve learned at CTE as they move on in life.

Attorney Michael Hupy, who has served as President of the CTE Board, has always held an affinity for CTE because of the way they “empower and inspire young people to become all they can be through personal and professional growth.” At last year’s “Harvest of Hope” celebration, Attorney Hupy received an honorary service award for helping CTE empower thousands of local adolescents throughout the years.

Education has always been a large part of the firm’s commitment to give back to the community. Recently, Attorney Hupy sponsored three students to attend the nationally acclaimed St. Marcus School in Milwaukee. He also helped University School Milwaukee exceed a $1,100,000 fundraising goal for the 2012-2013 school year.

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