Big Problems, Big Ideas, the foundations signature program was developed and implemented in the third year of the foundations operation. The program was the culmination of the previous two years experiences and offered the opportunity for young people and their schools to participate in a focused leadership development that asked students to utilize their research, analytical and communicating abilities, within a group setting, to problem solve . From an identified list of 30 schools, 9 were selected to take part in a competition that asked teams of of your people to choose a domestic or international problem and offer solutions to that problem. Each school was a worthy participant and in most, the activities extended beyond the school to the school communities. Three schools were winners of the competition and received leadership award grants. More than 300 students took part directly in the activities and more than 4,000 students were impacted by the Big Problems, Big Ideas program.