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Part 2: Interview with Paige Kassner, 18-year-old speaker!

Monday, May 23, 2016 - Joe Kiedinger

Were you a part of the audience when Paige shared her story of overcoming the ods? After Paige shared her story, the audience was asked to share their thoughts with Paige.  What did this mature, business-centric audience have to say after hearing High School Senior Paige Kassner speak?  Here are a few things!

“It would have been easy to give up, but your challenges made you STRONGER!”

“You are able to smile through every story you told, good and bad. An inspiration!”

“Your story needs to be heard by young and old, so many can be inspired!”
 

Image of Twitter Posts about the Servant Leadership Event.Everyone was left inspired.  Share your inspiration by using #SLOWevent with your Facebook or Twitter post about the event. Furthermore, read on with our post-event interview with Paige!

Q: What energizes you to keep the Warm Hands and Warm Hearts project active now that you’ll be going off to college?

Paige: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts has always been something near and dear to me so keeping it active after High School is a must! I feel that going off to college will only give me another opportunity to expand my organization, which has been my all-time goal ever since I began collecting winter weather gear. I plan on integrating my philanthropy on campus and starting “Mitten Tosses” at other High Schools. I’m looking forward to coming back on my Christmas break to host the 6th Annual Mitten Toss at Kewaunee High School as well. Majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, why wouldn’t I want to continue “Warming the Hands of Many?” 🙂

Q: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? 

Paige: It’s hard to picture myself in 10 years..28 years old?! Let’s just say I see myself successful and thriving doing something I love. Warm Hands, Warm Hearts a well known non-profit across the nation? Co-owning a motivational speaking business with my brother? The future is a big question mark right now but I have many goals and aspirations and I am incredibly excited to see where my life will take me.

Q: If you could tell leaders in the workplace one thing about working with young adults, what would it be?

Paige: Never underestimate the power of one another. Each individual no matter their age, can bring something special to the workplace. With that being said, you can learn so much from each other! 

 

Paige earned the title of the Servant Leaders of Wisconsin YOUNGEST speaker; at 18 years old.  Paige presented her story of perseverance and inspired the audience with the work she is doing as Founder of The Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Project. Due to the project, over 35,000 winter weather items (hats, scarves, mittens) to people in need within our Northeast Wisconsin community.

If you missed it, read Part 1 of our interview with Paige.

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little inspiration.

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