This chapter is implemented through cohorts (the Thinkers and Planners). The Thinkers’ Cohort meets in August every year for three (3) days in a brainstorming seminar on critical leadership, educational, and other local and national issues (non-political) and the Planners Cohort meets in February (at the Youth Priority Development Conference) every year for three (3) days. In this conference, you will be taught and guided to plan how to utilize the ideas that they were able to generate during the Thinkers’ meeting in August. Also this chapter will meet once every three months for a day in servant leadership development. The date will be determined by the cohort.
Members of the cohorts are recruited from high schools (initially from 10 high schools). The Principals of each selected high school is to recommend 10 top and highly intelligent students (six females and four males). Three of the 10 recommended students will provide campus-based leadership for the 10. The 10 will meet once every month for one hour to get program updates and assignments for the next meeting.