Guiding Principles and Values

The guiding principles and values underlying the Foundation's approach to leadership development and recognition in youth that Scott Anderson embodied include:


  • Value-focused for the common good
  • High quality
  • Emphasis on creativity, vision and "looking at possibilities in life"
  • Servant-leader model of leadership
  • Strength of character, willing to risk failure
  • Skill training coupled with hands-on experience
  • Mentoring emphasis
  • Cross-generational
  • Participation without regard to race, creed, gender or economic status


  • Encourage reflection and focus on spiritual values and purpose
  • Promote the common good
  • Foster a sense of community
  • Affirm the dignity, value and contribution of each individual
  • Encourage creativity
  • Value joy and fun in pursuit of goals

These principles and values emanate from the Biblical foundations of the Judeo-Christian faith, which were formative in the life of Scott Anderson.