Soooooo thankful for Ariana Grande for being a part of the #backyardsessions!! You're the sweetest little #happyhippie bear-mouse ever! Loooooove you The Happy Hippie Foundation #HappyHippiePresents #dontdreamitsover
Miley Cyrus has continued providing fund raising awareness concerts for her Happy Hippy Foundation, dedicated to providing relief and resources to "homeless youth LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations".
Ariana Grande helped her with this most recent song, a cover of Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House.
"1.6 million youth are homeless each year
40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT, and family rejection is the most common reason LGBT youth experience homelessness
25% of homeless youth were previously physically or sexually abused
Nearly one in three transgender people have been turned away from shelters"
When Jimmy Fallon announced that the pop star had won the Video of the Year award for her hit song, "Wrecking Ball," Cyrus passed up the chance to thank her producers and managers for helping her achieve her goals. Instead, she sent up a former homeless teen to deliver a short speech intended to raise awareness about the issue of homeless youth.
'I have survived in shelters all over this city,' Jesse, Cyrus' proxy, said, describing his experience as one of the 1.6 million homeless young people in the United States. 'I've cleaned your hotel rooms, I've been an extra in your movies. I've been an extra in your life. Though may have been invisible to you on the streets I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight.'