Hey everyone, As those of you who were at the last meeting hopefully remember, I had the idea of putting together some sort of "Young Jedi Academy", where younger Star Wars fans could gather to play games, etc. Now, while a good idea in theory, I realized that there simply arent enough younger kids that would A.) have access to the boards, or B.) have parents or relatives willing to drive them to the meetings and activities. So I have thought of another idea, this one that could be incredibly fun and very Star Wars-ish. The Jedi Padawn Society. The JPS would be like a "Big Brothers, Big Sisters" group, within our roster. It would allow all members age 21 or older to take on a Padawan, who would be between the ages of 10 and 18. It would be almost a mentor program. The way it would work is like so: If under 18, the Padawn-to-be is required to introduce their "Jedi Master" to their parents or legal guardian. Once the parents/guardians are satisfied with the child's mentor, said mentor would be responsible for taking the Padawan to meetings, events, and the like. Also, the "Jedi Master" would be responsible to be well-behaved around their padawan, and try to set a good example, esp. if the child is very young. Also, when getting costumes made, it would be a nice touch to get matching Jedi costumes for Master and Padawan for meetings and the like. I know Tony has already talked of taking Corran as his Padawan, whereas I've taken Saberpilot... this could be a fun and productive way to cultivate younger fans, while showing the community that Star Wars fans are indeed good for something. The other suggestion I had was this: If this works out, make it that you may keep a padawan until they turn 20, at which time they become a "Jedi Knight". Once they become 21, they may take on a Padawan of their own. Once you take on a Padawan, you become an official Jedi Master. Thoughts on this? I truly feel we could make this work with some effort, and could even get this to spread to other boards. Considering we have both a teacher and a social worker in our FanForce, I think a lot of parents might be ok with this, given time and effort. Opinions?