In 2003, I launched the Harrington Family Foundation. The goal of the organization is to find young leaders and give them the tools they need to develop that leadership. We give out “Community Quarterback” scholarships — four years, and to any four-year school in Oregon — to kids we view as future leaders of the state. We network on their behalf, introducing them to the people who can help further their dreams. The typical kid we work with isn’t a 4.0 student. The students I want? Maybe they get a C in their English class, because it’s not their passion. But they have ideas. They have the ability to think critically. They can gather, and lead, in ways other kids can’t.