If you were figuratively given the keys to your city and all the resources you’d need to help make an impact, what would you do?  What issue would you tackle?  What does your city need?

For all intents and purposes, I’ve been given that opportunity.  I wrote several weeks ago about my selection to participate in the Forum of Global Shapers, a local Atlanta chapter of global hubs within the World Economic Forum, hoping to promote regional and global development through the power of young leaders.

Our chapter begins with 10 members, all under 30. We’re working along with a coordinating board who includes Atlanta political icons, VP of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Founder of Operation Hope, and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (to name a few).

To be given access to these people, to their mentorship, to their contacts and resources is nothing short of incredible. The fact alone that they’ve entrusted we 20-somethings with their time, as well as that they’d put their name on something in which we participate is incredible, as well as precisely how I hope to be able to spend my time later in my career.

So, all that to say, we’ve been given the opportunity to really do something that matters.  We have the man-power, support, and opportunity. Now we need to decide what to do, and do it.  Likely much more of a challenge than it sounds.  So, I earnestly ask: given this opportunity, what would you do?