Mothers of Daz and Keyshia Cole Team with Non-Profit

Hip Hop Grows Up Inc, a non-profit centered on guiding youth emotional development, has announced a partnership with the mothers of Daz Dillinger and Keyshia Cole.

Both mothers, Dr. Allean Varnado and Dr.. Yvonne Cole, are evangelists who minister to youth around the country.

The non-profit states one of its main goals is to “help youth better prioritize images and words they receive from entertainment, and to greatly enhance the self-esteem within youth.”

"As an educator, evangelist, singer/songwriter, I am delighted to be a part of Hip Hop Grows Up, Inc. I want to see first above all things, (that) Hip Hop Grows Up Inc, train youth to put God first and His word first and make sure that they know, you want to be able to grow up spiritually and educationally," Dr. Varnado explained to "We want the youth to find out who they are in Christ. Then they will know that no man can stand in the way, of getting what God has provided for them through Jesus Christ. We want them educated. It is very important that they get the best."

Founders Talia Ashley and Cece Morris are very excited about the partnership and feel the religious experience of both women will be vital to their success with the children.

“Having a spiritual connection to God is far too important to the growth and transformation of our youth and to Hip Hop Grows Up, Inc,” stated Morris.

As an elder, Dr. Cole also feels an obligation to impart the life lessons and wisdom she’s learned throughout her life.

“As a minister, I see the challenge our kids face today. I feel our kids want someone to hear them and Hip Hop Grows Up, Inc is that ear,” Cole said. “If the elders don’t hear the kids, then who will?”

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