#WATWB: Playing a Positive Game

“An Appleton North High School student created a board game to teach financial skills and safety awareness to people with intellectual disabilities.”

You can watch a video and read about high school student Paige Givens and her board game, SuperConsumers, HERE.

I don’t know Paige personally, but am very proud of her accomplishment and desire to help others in need. I wish her much success for the future as I believe it will be an extremely bright one.

You can also read about SOAR Fox Cities, mentioned in the article, HERE.

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25 responses to #WATWB: Playing a Positive Game

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I am amazed at what the youth of the world can do when they have the heart and mind to do it. Paige is an exceptional youth and I can only image how proud her parents must be.

  1. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a great story. I love it when young people bring their ideas forward to help other young people. This is a very important issue and she came up with an interesting and unique way of addressing it.

    Thanks for sharing this story, Mary and thanks so much for co-hosting.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, Dan. I hope that Paige’s board game makes it across the country – it’s such a wonderful idea to help the disabled. When I was her age, this would have been the last thing on my mind. Big kudos for Paige!

  2. Ally Bean says:

    Isn’t that a wonderful story? See a need, find a way to fill it. I like these kids and their game.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      When I see stories like this, I have so much hope for the future…that young people like Paige are interested in helping the less fortunate and disabled, and then make it a reality. Here is one more teenager making a difference in other people’s lives.

  3. Librarylady says:

    I love the idea of this positive and educational game. Sounds like fun too which makes all the difference. Way to go Paige.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It would be interesting to see this actually played with Paige’s intended audience. I would like to think they have fun in the learning process.

  4. Debbie D. says:

    What a fantastic idea to create this teaching game. Paige is an inspiration! It’s heartwarming to know that young people are concerning themselves with these issues and finding ways to help.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I agree with you, Debbie. I wonder how many other teenagers are out there helping their community and changing the world in a determined and positive way.

  5. What an astute young woman and what a good heart, I love how she wants to help mentally challenged kids keep their money and stay safe. Thanks so much for sharing this heartwarming story.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I was extremely happy to share this story, Liz. Paige truly is an inspiration and a God-send for those that she is helping in the Appleton area. I see a very bright future for this girl with the good heart. 🙂

  6. Susan Scott says:

    Oooh, kids are clever – and how dear of Paige to act on the need for youngsters, whether disabled or not, to be more savvy. We could all take a page from her book/boardgame and give back. Thanks Mary, great #WATWB post and thank you for co-hosting. Have a great weekend.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Paige is one-of-a-kind in her own right. Extremely clever and thinking of ways to help and serve people. I am glad to spread the news of Paige’s accomplishment for #WATWB.

  7. JoAnna says:

    Paige really took initiative with common sense and compassion! I imagine the game generating all kinds of practical discussion. The video shows one of the game questions asked was about needs vs. wants. It’s an excellent question that a lot of people have trouble with.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Needs vs. wants is something we can all struggle with, so you are correct. It’s a great question to be included in the game.

  8. simonfalk28 says:

    I love it when people not only help others but help them to help themselves. The fact this was done by a 15 year old girl too gives us some hope for today and the future. Thanks for sharing this Mary.

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