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Miguel Angel Aldrete is a 8th grader at Rancho Del Rey Middle School who loves to participate in a variety of academic, athletic and community activities. A natural leader, he was Student Council President, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Chula Vista Safety Patrol,is a motivational speaker with the Athletes for Education Foundation, and is the founder of an environmental awareness program, Kids 4 Our World (, which has planted over 13,000 trees in 7 different countries (Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Philippines, Kenya, and India). For each of his books sold, he donates money to plant 10 trees. 
His motto: “You don’t have to be an adult or famous to make a difference in our world!” He continues to motivate students everywhere to do their best in school and reach their goals.

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How This Idea Began (June 11, 2009)
Miguel Angel Aldrete learned about deforestation in 1st grade,
and he did not like that.
So he bagan looking for ways to help the environment and began a small organization called ... Kids 4 Our World. 
"It is our future, we need to do something about it."

Motivational Speach (June,  2013)
The students at Rancho Del Rey Middle School listened as they learned about setting and reaching goals to prepare them for the state tests. 
Later they heard about how to go out into the world and make a positive impact.
Thanks to the RDRM staff and principal Mr. Walsh for the great opportunity.

Motivational Speach (Dec. 14,  2011)
Third grade students at Joyner Elementary were excited to read and
write after spending a few minutes listening to an exciting speach.
Matt Hanckers adventure books were donated by Kids 4 Our World
and Christmas presents were donated by Pink Angels, Athletes for Education, Battle for Success and community  supporters.
Garden Dinner Party (April 2011)
Discovery Charter Elementary School is doing their part in showing students the importance of organic gardens. A dinner was orgainzed by Mr. Kennedy as a fundraiser to help fund the beginning of the school's very own organic garden. A book signing was held at the dinner and the proceeds were donated to help with the needed funds. Thanks to Dr. Maruca, Mr. Kennedy and all of Discovery Elementary staff, the evening was a great success.
Encinitas Garden Festival (April 2011)
The Encinitas community was recognized for the importance given on their home gardens. Thousands of people were bussed into this quiet street to walk through the beautiful landscaped homes.  Mr. Michael Koenig's home showcased a community organic garden and several eco-friendly projects that was the highlight of the day.  A book signing table was set up to promote our "plant 10 trees for every book sold" concept that was inline with the eco-theme.  The day was a great success, and over 500 trees were planted thanks to this event. 
Raising Money For a Family in Need (April 2011)
A dear friend to the "wedding industry" community in San Diego
passed away this year.  A fundraising event was held to help her family.
"I am happy that the sale of my book is used to help others"
said Miguel Angel Aldrete.
The full amount of the book sales was donated to the family.
Garden Groundbreaking (September 2009)
This is the Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Its goal is to teach children and adults about healthy eating. They hold many events throughout the year. K4OW is supporting Olivewood Gardens to bring children from several schools to learn about healthy eating and organic gardening.
Congratulations to Amy Carstensen and her team. They are a very dedicated group who is really making a difference in the children of our community.
Kids 4 Our World Donates To Plant 3,000 Trees (September 2011)
Trees For The Future has planted 5 million Trees.
We are committed to support Trees For The Future by
donating money to plant trees all over the world.
With your support we have donated money to plant trees in Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Kenya, Philippines & India.

Miguel Angel Aldrete,
Nov 28, 2011, 9:46 PM