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Legacy student recognized as emerging visionary

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Legacy student recognized as emerging visionary

Colorado youth recognized by Prudential Emerging Visionaries program
Broomfield student is honored with $5,000 award and invitation to the 2023 summit for
his work addressing the challenges of a changing world.

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 21, 2023 – Jack Bonneau, 17, of Broomfield, Colorado, today was
named a 2023 Prudential Emerging Visionary for his inspiring commitment to improving
the lives of others.

As one of 25 Prudential Emerging Visionary winners, Jack will receive a $5,000 award to help take his innovation to the next level. He is also invited to attend an all-expenses-
paid trip with his parent or guardian to Prudential’s Newark, New Jersey, headquarters for a three-day summit in April where they will receive coaching, skills development and
networking opportunities with Prudential employees and other young leaders.

Prudential Emerging Visionaries recognizes young people ages 14-18 whose fresh
perspectives and innovative solutions address pressing financial and societal challenges
in their communities.

“The goals of our Emerging Visionaries program reflect Prudential’s overarching
purpose: to make lives better by solving the financial challenges of our changing world,”
said Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey. “We applaud all of our honorees for their
commitment to improving the lives of others and creating inclusive and thriving

Colorado’s 2023 Prudential Emerging Visionary:

Student Jack Bonneau stands in front of Teen Hustl logo

Jack Bonneau launched “Teen Hustl,” a startup on a mission to create environmentally
conscious opportunities for youth employment in today’s gig economy.

"It's an honor to receive the Prudential Emerging Visionaries recognizing Teen Hustl for creating eco-friendly youth employment in today's gig economy that provides opportunities for today's teens. Teen Hustl ( offers at-home pickup and delivery of Amazon returns, and pickup and delivery of items sold neighbor to neighbor on by local neighborhood teenagers on personal bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters. It's amazing to be among only twenty-five to be selected nationwide for this award." - Jack Bonneau

In previous generations, the first paying job of many teens was delivering newspapers.
Jack wants to create a new experiential work opportunity — that also has an
environmental benefit — through local package delivery by teens on bikes or
e-scooters. The enterprise creates new jobs for teens, helping them learn about work
and responsibility while developing social and life skills such as time management and
customer service.

Emerging Visionaries is a collaboration between Prudential Financial and Ashoka, a
leading social impact organization, with support from the Financial Health Network, an
authority on financial health and longtime partner of The Prudential Foundation.

During the summit, to be held April 22-25, 2023, five winners will also have the
opportunity to present their solutions in a pitch-off, where a grand prize winner will be
awarded an additional $10,000 in funding. What’s more, Prudential employees will again
vote to name an Employees’ Choice Award winner, who will receive an additional $5,000.

The program is an evolution of Prudential’s Spirit of Community Awards, which, over 26
years, honored more than 150,000 outstanding youth volunteers.

To read about all of this year’s Prudential Emerging Visionaries, visit

About Prudential Financial
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial wellness leader and premier active
global investment manager, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin
America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees help to make lives better by
creating financial opportunity for more people. Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has
stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more
information, please visit

About Ashoka
Ashoka is the largest global network of leading social entrepreneurs — individuals with
new ideas to systemically address the world’s biggest challenges and the
entrepreneurial skill to transform those ideas into national, regional and global social
impact. Over 40 years, Ashoka has supported more than 3,600 social entrepreneurs in 90
countries with solutions addressing society’s most pressing issues. Ashoka’s vision is a
world in which Everyone Is a Changemaker — a society that responds quickly and
effectively to challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and
societal support to address any social problem. For more information, visit

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: 21st Century Learners. Sharing stories of students who collaborate, think critically, problem-solve and are digitally literate to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.