LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Actor Jared Leto says he invited children rescued from a life of prostitution to sit in on a 30 Second to Mars recording session in Los Angeles.
The actor, who serves as the band's vocalist, said in a statement he orchestrated Friday's recording session visit after learning of the non-profit group Children of the Night's attempts to help children forced into prostitution, E! Online said.
"After meeting all of the wonderful people at COTN and hearing about their enthusiasm for art and music, I invited them to join us in the studio for a day while we make our next record," said Leto, whose band is working on its third album.
Leto visited the group's Los Angeles center recently and visited with some of the children rescued from the city's streets, E! Online said.
During its three decades of operation, Children of the Night have helped more than 10,000 children ages 11-17.