Recently, 23 year-old Chris Brown launched his “Symphonic Love” foundation for children. And now the singer just arrived at his official launch party in Los Angeles.
Breezy, who arrived at the event solo, felt like it was time to give back to children by creating a foundation just for that, because he really love kids.
The singer also tweeted the night before: “Symphonic Love launch party tomorrow. So excited!!!!!!!!!”
“I’ve been painting secretly since I was a kid. A lot of people didn’t know that it was my hobby. I focused on doing the bad stuff at first with graffiti and vandalizing. But as you get older, you start studying art books and sketchbooks in the libraries. I started getting better, like maybe three or four years ago.
I met Ron English and Kid Zoom [Ian Strange] and they were just teaching me different techniques for painting. So my art started growing and I started doing it on my own. I finally got people to recognize it and I did a couple of art galleries – one in LA and one in New York – and I sold four out of my seven paintings. You know, I’m new. But my feet are in the water and that’s all it takes. I don’t think I want to conquer painting. It’s just something I love to do.”
Brown’s $200,000+ in grants include:
Symphonic Love Scholars with The Debbie Allen Dance Academy: to provide full financial support and mentorship for five Symphonic Love Scholars during the Academy’s intensive year-long program.
Symphonic Love Wheels with HOLA – Heart of Los Angeles: to provide SLF custom branded transportation for 500 kids from inner-city LA to receive ongoing arts education classes throughout the year.
Jenesse Center: to support youth education programs, including the annual Change Youth Conversations which drew more than 200 teenagers this summer in Los Angeles and a multitude of youth nationally, to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships.
Break the Cycle: to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.
Symphonic Love Best Buddies Day: to support one day every year when Team Breezy throughout the world reaches out to build friendships with the Best Buddies participants and to share the Symphonic Love value that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and kindness.
Brown is also working with his mother and his aunt to create an arts and recreation center in his hometown of Tappahannock, Virginia.
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