As reported yesterday on TeenChive, Variety’s 4th Annual Power of Youth 2010 event took place over the weekend and included honorees such as David Henrie and Victoria Justice.
However, Justin Bieber was easily the biggest of the five young Hollywood stars included in the 2010 list.
Justin received the special honor for his work with Pencils of Promise – the wonderful group that promotes change through education starting with the simple promise of a pencil.
In addition to the pencils, JB performed a sold-out show at the Staples Center a night later, donating 500 tickets to kids who otherwise would have not had the financial means to attend.
The pop star added via Twitter:
Heard there are a lot of kids at this event who havent had it easy. I know what that is like so i got some surprises. Now out in Ontario getting ready for the show but want to say thank u to @Variety for the Power of Youth ceremony 2day.
Best part was I got to surprise the charities being honored. My show tomorrow at the Staples Center in LA is sold out but… …We saved 500 tickets to give 100 each to each charity being honored to give to kids in need and let them have a fun night they deserve.
I know what its like to have some tough times so I hope those tickets make u kids coming smile a little. Gonna be a fun show. Thanks.