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DES MOINES, Iowa — A big event this weekend is all about kids having fun while learning to take power over their own lives.

The “Kids Lives Matter FunRaiser Challenge” is Saturday.  There’s dancing, food and prizes. But there is also a focus on kids’ health, education and safety.

Bo James of Hip Hope Inc. wants all kids to join in. He also encourages parents and city leaders to come out to support and have fun with the kids.

The two hostesses are big inspirations. Ten-year-old Bri’anna Harper is a singing sensation who has appeared on the talk show “Ellen.”  Sixteen-year-old Essynce Moore is an entrepreneur, who started designing clothes at age six. She is also a motivational speaker and author.

The “Kids Lives Matter” event is Saturday, July 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s at the Willkie House in Des Moines. You can find more information at