Looking Ahead is a program of The Actors Fund created to help professional young performers and their families thrive amid the unique challenges of working in the entertainment community.
We bring out the Leadership (Council) in you!

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Many of the qualities and skills you need as a professional young performer are the same you’ll find in natural leaders in the adult world. Looking Ahead wants to make sure you have every opportunity to identify those qualities you already have, develop your skills and reach your potential as young leaders.

Joining our Leadership Council gives you a full academic year of special programming, activities and training to help you along the way. The Council meets on a monthly basis, provides input to staff on all of our activities and planning, and helps welcome new members to Looking Ahead.

We also have two youth representatives on the Looking Ahead Advisory Committee each year who share ideas for programming and outreach.

There are special youth subcommittees to produce the Looking Ahead Newsletter. Variety staff act as mentors for our subcommittee members teaching writing, editing, design and interviewing skills.

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Join us for cool social events like Laser Tag, beach bonfires, movie nights, and sporting events!

We'll help you with school options, an education plan and college visits.

Talk to us about life, pressures, family and relationships.

Visit the elderly, feed homeless families, do crafts for children with disabilities and give back to the community in many other ways.

Join the Leadership Council to create new programming for Looking Ahead, meet new friends and develop leadership skills.