"If it is to be, it's up to me," said LePage Thursday morning in Augusta. "That means if you put your mind to it you can be anything that you want to be."
Children in attendance got to hear how Governor LePage how he views working with the legislature.
"I just heard this morning that you sit in a legislator's seat, but you can't sit in a senator's seat," said LePage candidly and with a smile. "Well let me tell you kids, you can sit in my seat any day."
Parents and grandparents came in support of furthering the interests of their little ones.
"With all the opportunities and jobs in Maine, the kids can basically do what they want with whatever program they want to enter," said Jodi Dore of South China, whose granddaughter was at the event.
LePage's central theme: the kids are our future.
"You guys are the future of the state of Maine," said LePage. "You will be running this state some day."
The future is now message did not take long to sink in for the kids.
"I think it is interesting because we are the future and we will have to live with the decisions that we make," said Lydia Boucher, a student in attendance.
Which means the passage of the torch, is in good hands.