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. This “aha moment” is where he was able to love and accept himself for who he is.
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. He uses his story to inspire children not only LOVE who they are, but to accept other and together change the world.
Every child is special. Every child has unique abilities that can make our world a better place. Miguel inspires children to embrace the diversity of race, age, religion and abilities within their student body in a way to make our world a better place.
Every child has the ability to make a difference in the world, regardless of their circumstances. But rather just ‘talk’ about it, lets prove it to the world. . . in just 15 Days!Miguel Rodriguez