From Janice M. Brown, Kalamazoo Promise:
1. Passion: people have to have a fire in their belly
2. People who are willing to get outside of their box.
4. Personal persistence---you have to know that your idea is truly the right thing to do
5. Creativity: indispensable in today's world. Kids also need to practice creativity in order to be innovative in tomorrow's world. The power of our brains is what will get us out of the mess we're in today.