Leader Messages to Youth

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Leaders are around us. They inspire us, guide us, and uplift us in overcoming our hurdles. Their word of wisdom and actions of support are of immense values, especially at some critical moments. We hope you find in the leaders’ message the courage, the aspiration, and the energy to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.

Take the Challenge

–  Kim Ransom

To the leaders of tomorrow:

Let this be a challenge for you! As you move through school and through life, sometimes doors will swing wide open and sometimes they will shut right before you go through them. It’s always worthwhile to evaluate your ambitions and then reevaluate them as you move forward. Sometimes obstacles will seem overwhelming, but as you spend time carefully reflecting on them, you may find a way around, through, or over them. Remember that the path ahead might not be the obvious one. Don’t ever let yourself get so fixated on one particular achievement that you ignore other—perhaps better— ways to make an impact. Finally, never underestimate the power of your education, your family, your friends, and your determination.

With love and respect,

State Representative Kim Ransom