Mike Kubus

Ambassador, WinForever
Forest City, PA, United States

About Mike

Bio

My name is Mike Kubus and currently in my final semester at Keystone College. I am about changing peoples lives for the best and helping them succeed in accomplishing their dreams. One day I plan on starting my own organization against bullying and speak across the states and around the world to be a voice for those who believe they don't have one and stand up against bullying.

Languages

English

I'm passionate about

I am passionate about helping others succeed in their goals. Growing up I was told I wouldn't make it in life, but thanks to my friends and families, I am living the dream I have always wanted.

Universities

Keystone College

Talk to me about

You can talk to me about anything from bullying, succeeding in life, leadership styles, and always having a winning attitude.

People don't know I'm good at

I consider myself a good college athlete and someone who always tries to find a positive no matter the situation.

My TED story

I grew up in small town, in small house with my loving parents and sister. We didn't have much, but we managed with what we had. In high school I was the shy, quiet kid who sat in the back of the classroom and did what I was suppose to do. I had a hard time making friends, and at the age of 15 I almost took my life because I was told dirt was worth more than my life. I got a way from it all by running. Today I'm seven weeks away from being the first in my family to graduate from college. I'm looking forward to taking the next step and coaching the world on how they can live their dreams and to always make sure they never give up, no matter what others say. I'm also looking forward to starting my own foundation that helps prevent bullying. I want to travel the world and advocate against bullying and be a voice for those who believe they don't have one.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Mike Kubus
Posted over 1 year ago
How many languages is it possible to know?
I can't say I believe in a number of how many lagnuages people can know, but I do realize the fact that we as humans are capable to learning multiple ones. Someone I consider a close friend had a conversation with me about someone he knew that could speak 10 different languages. That person told my friend that the best way to speak another language isn't to just practice speaking in the language, but instead train your brain to think it that language. Once a person can do that, the langauge will become natural to them.
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Mike Kubus
Posted over 1 year ago
How can we best engage college students in the idea of learning instead of just getting a degree?
Today going to college is considered the "social norm". Students believe they have to go, even if they may not be "college material". Now I'm not saying everyone shouldn't try college, but if students are going to give college a shot , they need to stop thinking it is a prison. As a current college student, I see my fellow classmates just go through the motions of the college life. I feel students will learn more outside of the classroom. If a student was to get involved with clubs or organizations and go out to places like a homeless shelter or give a presentation on something they are passionate about, they will gain more knowledge and experience that the classroom can't teach.