Legend Alan Page Visits Lowell Elementary
DULUTH, Minn. — A man with a storied career as both a retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, and former Vikings and Bears player who was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, visited Duluth today to read Lowell Elementary school students.
Alan Page spent 15 seasons in the NFL between the Vikings and the Chicago Bears and was inducted into the hall of fame in 1988. That same year, he started the page education foundation with his wife, which has has given $15 million to 7,000 students of color to help in their pursuit of education past high school. Today he was happy to inspire kids, and share the message of hard work in the classroom.
“This world we live in can be depressing, because there’s a lot of challenges we face, but when you’re in a classroom with young children like that, you see the hope for the future,” Page said.
Justice Page was also part of that roundtable discussion with the federal reserve bank of Minneapolis at Zeitgeist today, and gave a presentation about access to quality education for everyone.