This project will support the gathering of approximately 30 young people (ages 15-17, equivalent grades of 9-11) from different parts of the world (including potentially, England, China, Russia and the Bahamas) and the United States at Sewanee: The University of the South for a youth leadership summit from June 20, 2012 to June 24, 2012 in association with the Foundation’s anniversary events in Tennessee. The goals of the youth summit are to stimulate and equip participants to identify and tap their own “spark” to make a difference regarding an issue or concern about which they are passionate, introduce participants to 21st Century collaborative leadership strategies and skills, engage participants in a practical project that stimulates growth and learning while also preparing them for leadership in their own schools and communities, and create a supportive learning community among diverse participants that can be sustained beyond the event via social media.