MC Lyte, Lamman Rucker and more inspire teen girls

Tamekia Flowers, founder of Hip Hop 4 Life. Photo courtesy of Hip Hop 4 Life

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Hip Hop 4 Life, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization founded by Brooklyn native Tamekia Flowers, has helped to empower tens of thousands of teens since its founding in 2003. The most recent of their programs, in partnership with MC Lyte’s organization Hip Hop Sisters in Los Angeles and radio personality Rashan Ali’s organization Sporty Girls Inc., consisted of two celebrity teen empowerment summits.

Both summits featured a celebrity panel that spoke to the girls on topics such as self-esteem, confidence and positive image. A select group of 80 girls, ages 14-17, attended and enjoyed an interactive panel discussion, complimentary lunch, an exciting empowerment fashion designing activity led by the panelists, and giveaways.

Hip Hop 4 Life has been committed to the positive development of today’s teens since 2003. The organization's mission is to provide interactive life skills training and health and wellness programs that are designed to engage, educate and empower young people to lead extraordinary lives. Hip Hop 4 Life provides year-round programs that aid in developing and fostering educational values, life skills, leadership, strength, self-esteem, goal-setting skills and, most importantly, confidence in one’s capabilities. Hip Hop 4 Life has had the honor of working with Gabrielle Union, Chrisette Michele, NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and his Wade’s World Foundation, NBA legend Alonzo Mourning and Black Entertainment Television/Rap-It-Up.

August 22, 2013 - 8:30am



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