Actor Billy Zane (best known for Titanic) and international mentor David C.M. Carter are to launch The BREAKTHROUGH Project to teach students the components of being a great leader as well as how to create, build and share self-created economic opportunities.

The project is set to launch in Chicago in 2014, Zane’s hometown. It aims to assist the positive work of local authorities to alleviate gun and gang deaths by helping underprivileged youth take on entrepreneurial endeavors.

“The BREAKTHROUGH Project” was inspired by Carter’s book BREAKTHROUGH: Learn the secrets of the world’s leading mentor and become the best you can be (on-sale August 1), and to support this initiative David is donating 100% of his US profits from the sale of BREAKTHROUGH to “The BREAKTHROUGH Project.” David, known as THE MENTOR, has guided many of the elite CEOS and philanthropists in attaining success in their businesses, ranging from Kirsty Bashforth, Head of Organizational Effectiveness for BP to Joan Shafer, former Chief Learning Officer, Merryck & Co.. He has also helped over 50 clients become multi-millionaires and now shares with everyone his proven methods for success. For a great overview of the book & David’s history, you can watch him on After the Bell or in this video in which he gives an overview of his philosophy

There is a lot of discussion about Trayvon Martin & Chicago violence right now, and with this project Zane and Carter offer the flipside & highlight the positive preventative measures being taken to circumvent these issues.

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