Diggy Simmons and Trevor Jackson stopped in Dallas on behalf of Saving Our Daughters National Campaign – Take the Oath. Take the Oath outlines eight steps to stop bullying in area schools. The two visited students of KIPP Truth Academy to speak out against bullying. Simmons is the son of hip-hop Rapper Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, member of Hall of Fame group Run DMC. Trevor Jackson starred in a Disney Channel movie “Let it Shine” before he and Simmons turned their attention fully to music. Both have hit singles and albums to their credit. Simmons and Jackson also performed at the House of Blues (Dallas), Who Else But Us Tour.
Saving Our Daughters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose philosophy is to build a movement that begins with experiential literacy and effortlessly flows into recurring civil actions (words and actions). Saving Our Daughters initiatives focus on reaching thousands of teen girls and youth across the country with their celebrity, corporate, and community partners making it possible to spark positive activism. Their words and actions model empowers teens to forward the mission as well as further ignite their inner purpose individually or by leading a group at their home, school, or community. For more information visit http://savingourdaughters.org
KIPP DFW is part of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a national network of 162 free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving more than 55,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP DFW is currently comprised of two public charter schools serving elementary and middle school students within its charter area of 16 zip codes in the southern Dallas region. With high expectations for students and an extended school day and year, KIPP DFW builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. For more information, visit www.kippdfw.org
Simmons and Jackson made an appearance on WFAA channel 8, “Good Morning Texas” program before heading over to KIPP. The students were pumped and the message was well received.
Check out photos of Trevor and Diggy’s appearance in Dallas. Cover photo: Getty Images