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Each month, we showcase kids who are accomplishing amazing things.  We hope that by telling their special stories, we will inspire other kids to accomplish their own amazing achievements.


Amazing Kids! of the Month for August, 2006:
4 Part Angel, Amazing Singers and Humanitarians; Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Amazing Singing Group 4 Part Angel

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"I have learned not to take things for granted. To see the needs of others like this has made me a stronger and better person.”

Princess Walker, age 11, 4 Part Angel
Jackson, Mississippi

"“It makes me feel good to know that I have helped out with Hurricane Relief by doing concerts. I now know how it feels to be the one helping others and the one who needs help since I lost everything in the storm. When we sing “Thank You” in one of our songs, I think about how thankful I am to have received so much help from others.”

Kiki Dedeaux, age 12, 4 Part Angel
Pass Christian, Mississippi

“Get involved with your community, there is always help needed somewhere and it will be very rewarding…But, don’t be afraid to strike out on your own and work hard to develop your talents.”

Savee Dalgo, age 11, 4 Part Angel
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

“My advice is to stick with your goals and never give up. Since I was also a victim of Hurricane Katrina, I know that so much was needed and all help was really appreciated. So, never think that what you’re doing is not enough.”

Michelle DeFraites, age 12, 4 Part Angel
Pass Christian, Mississippi



Welcome to our August Amazing Kids! of the Month story.  If you are a music lover, singer or dancer, or if you just care about helping others, then this month's story is for you!  Our August Amazing Kids! of the Month are the amazing singing group 4 Part Angel, a group of pre-teens from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, who are using their singing and dancing talents to raise money for Hurricane Relief.

Get ready to be inspired, as you read about the group’s remarkable accomplishments and learn they are using their talents to help others who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.

And don't forget, if you, or a young person (or persons!) you know, has an amazing project you are involved in, or a special skill, talent or ability you want to tell the world about, be sure to let Amazing Kids! know about it! Teachers are invited to nominate their entire classroom and the amazing projects they are working on too! Simply complete our online nomination form for the Amazing Kid! of the Month award, or email us!


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Cover of 4 Part Angel's debut CD

USING THEIR TALENTS TO HELP OTHERS

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 25 feet of floodwater rushed into Pass Chistian, Mississippi, most of the people in the town lost everything they owned.  That included the families of two friends in a 4 girl singing group called 4 Part Angel, which includes four girls, ages 11 and 12, who are best friends:  Michelle (age 12), Kiki (age 12), Savee  (age 11) and Princess (age 11),

Pass Christian is the hometown of  Michelle and Kiki. Like most of the town members, their families lost everything they owned in the flooding.  Nearly one year later, one of the friends is still living in a FEMA trailer, waiting for her home to be rebuilt. 

Not willing to let the hurricane damage their spirits, the four friends got together to plan a way that they could do something to help their community and others affected by the hurricane.  The girls decided to use their talents in singing and dancing to raise money for hurricane relief. 

4 Part Angel's Hurricane Relief Concert
4 Part Angel performing
at a hurricane relief concert

The girls rallied together and began organizing hurricane relief concerts across Mississippi. The group’s goal is to use their music to help hurricane victims forget about the long road ahead, even if just for a minute.

The “Be An Angel Tour” for Hurricane Relief has raised money for organizations such as The Boys and Girls Club, The Salvation Army, The American Red Cross, The Mississippi Theater Association and a fund to help musicians who lost instruments.

“We first started 4PA because we thought it would be fun to be famous and popular,” said Kiki. “Now our purpose is to also raise money for the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club so they can help people rebuild their lives after the Hurricane.”

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Back cover of 4 Part Angel's debut CD

The group has been getting national recognition for their efforts, and were guests on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where they performed their Katrina tribute song called “That’s All Right, That’s OK.”  In July, after 6 months of hard work in the studio, they released a DVD music video and their “On the Radio” CD, which is being sold at Wal-Mart stores. 

The CD includes two Katrina-related songs, including “Thank You,” dedicated to the hurricane relief workers who came to the Gulf region to help out and “That’s All Right, That’s O.K,” a spiritual dedicated to all hurricane victims, which was also filmed and is now available as a music video.


4 Part Angel with Robin Roberts
  4 Part Angel poses for a photo with Robin Roberts

The girls have spent their summer break performing for the “Be An Angel Tour” to continue raising money for hurricane relief and to spread the word that help is still needed on the Gulf Coast.

“I grew up in a family of singers, dancers and musicians so it was a cool thing to have a group of friends singing and dancing together and dreaming about someday having a song on the radio,” said Savee. “That was before Katrina hit us. Now our dream is for our friends and family to return and rebuild our Gulf Coast! Then be on the radio!”

To listen to their music and find out how you can help join their hurricane relief efforts, visit the 4 Part Angel website at:  www.4partangel.com

Amazing Kids! wishes you continued success, 4 Part Angel!

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It's no secret...every person has an "amazing-ness" inside of them, just waiting to be discovered. (Sometimes we just need a little help in finding out what that "amazing-ness" is!)

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