1. . The leadership for the Sankofa Youth Initiative program is provided by a team of Jegna. Jegna is an Amharic term from Ethiopia that translates to mean “brave warrior”. Marimba Ani also uses the term in her seminal work, Yurugu, to denote the concept of the "warrior- teacher, intellectual father, ideological influence". In the Sankofa Youth Initiative program, the Jegnas work closely with the youth to guide their development as leaders, facilitate workshops, organize fundraisers, initiate research projects, and act as big brothers/sisters in general. The Jegnas work together as a team to creatively provide the youth with a cultural framework for understanding themselves within society. The responsibilities are many, but so are the rewards.