Teen Canadian superstar singer Justin Bieber will be honored this month along with three other young entertainers for their generous charitable work.
The rapper Bow Wow, actor David Henrie, singer/actor Victoria Justice and teen actor Shailene Woodley join Bieber as honorees at Variety’s fourth annual Power of Youth gala on Oct. 24.
The four young entertainers were chosen to receive Variety’s Power of Youth Philanthropy Award because of significant contributions they’ve made, especially to these philanthropic causes: Pencils of Promise (Bieber), Education Through Music — Los Angeles (Bow Wow), LA’s BEST (Henrie), Girl Up (Justice) and All It Takes… (Woodley).
With the guest list of actors and recording artists, all under 25, the event taking place at Paramount Studios, will also feature families and children who have been helped by the honorees’ charitable causes.
“This effort is a celebration of what is one of the most generous and charitable industries on the planet,” said Brian Gott, publisher of Variety.
The event’s annual online fund-raising auction will kick off Oct. 19 with bid items ranging from lunch with “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz to a five-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort, Maui.
Separately, there will be an online donation widget where fans can enter to win four tickets to the invite-only event featuring Justin Bieber and 750 other notable stars.
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