Trevor Jackson and Diggy Simmons visited the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County this week, where they spoke out against bullying to a crowd of local youngens. The message included reassuring the audience members that bullies have to live with the negative choices they have made. “That’s something that sticks with them,” Trevor said. “They go home with that. It sticks with them the rest of their lives.”
Club board member Warren Hahn appreciated the celebs positive words, although he was discouraged that they did not speak about the importance of staying in school. However, it seems the crowd themselves were inspired by their words nonetheless. Treyvon and Jaesean, aged 15 and 14 respectively, were excited to have been there. They hope to one day become recording artists as well. When asked what they learned from the two stars, Treyvon cited “it’s not nice to bully” and “work hard to get what you want and live out your dreams.” Jaesean noted “Always be yourself, and live your dream.”
Of course, the boys were sure not to leave without reminding everyone that their art is about music, not money.
Trevor and Diggy also performed for the crowd of over 100 eager eyes from Cumberland County and other neighbouring towns, and then stuck around for a Q&A. Director of the Boys and Girls Club, Don Williams, was grateful for their appearance and hopes that the event will lead to more awareness of the club’s activities and continue to bring out their neighbours as well.