Common, who is taking part in the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, recently surprised a youth choir at the Greater Zion Church in Compton, Calif., during a performance of the inspiring song "Glory," which he co-wrote and performed for the movie Selma.
"I wouldn't be here if I didn't have a dream … My Brother's Keeper makes me think I am reaching for you, young man. This program specifically is there to provide them with a basic quality of life that every young man deserves," Common stated.
"These kids aren't going to be perfect, but if we give them a … dream to pursue, and mentor them, we will make their world better. [And] they in return will make the world better," he continued.