Jamie Foxx Honored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America

Image Courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Image Courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Singer/actor Jamie Fox adds another shiny trophy to his glass case, mantle, closet or where ever he’s storing ’em. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized Jamie’s love of the children by honoring him with The Common Good Award at their annual award benefit.

The Good Award is given to a person that aligns themselves with the org and creates services that benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters non-prof. If you recall Jamie used his Spiderman role (despite being the bad guy) to influence kids to service their communities through his BE AMAZING! Campaign last spring.

Jamie with little brother of the year Amir. Courtesy Jamie Foxx Instagram

Jamie with little brother of the year Amir.
Courtesy Jamie Foxx Instagram

The Oscar winner has been the national spokesperson for the mentoring org since 2012 and even hosts “littles” at his home. In his award speech the crooner gives credit to his granny (his go-to-woman for many acceptance speeches) for his commitment to following his dreams and helping kids achieve theirs through guidance.

And it wouldn’t be a Jamie Foxx celebre without music. He launched an impromptu duet with NBC News’ Kate Snow. Watch them rock out to “Lean on Me,” below.

Fun times.

Jamie Foxx & Amazing Spiderman Cast Volunteer With Big Brothers/ Big Sisters

Need another reason to believe Spidey is ah-mazing? Check this out: he tapped into his world famous senses and discovered the Bay Area’s Big Brothers and Big Sisters needed extra hands beautifying ¬†Shoreline Park in Mountain View, Cali earlier this week.

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and rest of "Amazing Spiderman" cast with lil spideys at the park.  Image Courtesy: Mercury News Photos

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and rest of “Amazing Spiderman” cast with lil spideys at the park.
Image Courtesy: Mercury News Photos

Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield put in work planting, spreading mulch and installing a drip irrigation system for burrowing owls, alongside kids from mentoring orgs Big Bros/ Big Sis and YMCA. The spidey cast volunteer effort is part of Be Amazing goodworks campaign.

Jamie looks like he made some new friends at the park, or more like getting reaquainted with old ones since the super crooner/Oscar winning actor is Big Brothers and Big Sisters celebrity ambassador. Below is a love letter Jamie penned about the value of the org for young kids.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters carefully pairs volunteers in mentoring matches with children from single-parent, low-income and military families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Once matched, volunteers, kids and their families get ongoing professional support. Studies prove these long-term mentoring matches help kids improve in school, their behavior and self-esteem.

It’s nice the cast got together to do this. What better way to promote a super hero movie than be one yourself. Take that, Captain America.