In a constant effort to turn a new leaf, Brown formed a relationship with the youth center following felony assault charges on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Founded in 1980, Jenesse Center is a national non-profit organization focused on intervening and preventing domestic violence through its The Change youth education program.
Overall, it was an interactive day where Brown visited the facilities to help celebrate the back to school season. Brown spray-painted a colorful mural for the teenagers living there, an Instagram of which is posted on his Twitter. “It’s in my heart to show my fans, my friends and family and the families at Jenesse who stood by me they were right to give me another chance,” Brown says. “I’m working hard to make them proud.”
Angela Parker, director of Trainings and Programs, echoes the sentiment. “There is no denying Mr. Brown’s popularity and the impact that it has on our youth to see him be a part of this conversation. His participation really drives home the message that a person can choose to overcome their past hardships and to work towards a better future, not just for themselves, but for their loved ones and their community.”