Students! Have you started working on your kindness speeches yet for a chance to win $2,500? If you’re looking for a few tips and some inspiration to get you kick started, check out this clip by our very own Miguel Rodriguez.
Good luck in crafting your super awesome 2-minute speeches, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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Video by Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez is a first generation Mexican-American. Miguel’s parents migrated to the United States in the mid 70’s residing in Southern California. Growing up, Miguel didn’t speak english. His teachers would speak to him in Spanish to cater to ‘Mexican kid’. To Miguel, this seemed normal. . . until his family moved 3,000 miles away to primarily white suburbia area in Northwestern Pennsylvania. And this is when Miguel went into a self-identity crisis.
At an early age, Miguel lived through what many young people face today, not fitting in or being accepted by their peers. Miguel experienced many personal struggles and obstacles as he grew up and then one day he had an awakening. Miguel now travels the country encouraging students of all ages to embrace who they are and how they must protect themselves from any doubt, discouragement or negativity.