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December Leadership Council HOLIDAY POTLUCK & BOOK DRIVE! (9-18 & Parents)


Dec 07, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SAG-AFTRA building

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Age Group: 9-18

Meet At: Cagney Room

Event Information

**This is for your information only. Please do not register for this event here.  If you have already sent in your Leadership Application, you are automatically registered for the 2017-2018 Leadership Council meetings each month! If you are interested in joining Leadership Council, please download the Leadership Council Application available above under Documents to register.


December Leadership Council HOLIDAY POTLUCK & BOOK DRIVE

Young Professional Performers, Ages 9-18 + Parents


December Leadership Holiday Potluck & Book Drive!

It's that jolly time of year and Looking Ahead is ready to celebrate with the Looking Ahead Leadership Council family! Join us for our annual Leadership Holiday Potluck! Please bring a dish to share!

Ages 9-11:  Bring snacks and/or appetizers

Ages 12-14: Bring a Main Dish

Ages 15-18:  Bring desserts


Meet in the Cagney Room for our Holiday Potluck from 6pm-7pm


BOOK DRIVE:  In the spirit of giving, Looking Ahead is teaming up with Access Books, which is an organization that helps refurbish school libraries in need and helps restock them with books! We invite you to bring new or gently used books to our holiday potluck and we will donate the books to Access Books so that we can contribute to helping build literacy in schools! For information about Access Books, visit


At 7pm groups will split up into the rooms listed below.
The Parent Group is cancelled for the month of December.

Ages 15-18:  Meet in Maxwell Room at 7pm after the potluck

Ages 9-14: Stay in the Cagney Room 6pm-8pm


 WHEN: THURSDAY, December 7, 2017 @ 6pm-8pm

WHERE:  SAG-AFTRA Building/The Actors Fund (in designated rooms listed below)

5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

COST:  Free! Dinner is included.

PARKING: SAG-AFTRA has generously offered to validate parking for Leadership Council meetings*. Feel free to park in the lot behind our building located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90036 (entrance at Curson & Wilshire). Please bring your ticket to the Cagney Room (1st Floor) between 6:00-8:00pm for validation. **We will not be able to cover any parking costs so please make sure to validate within the provided time window!** 
*Please note that parking validation for the attached lot is available for Leadership Council nights ONLY.

NOTIFICATION LINE: If you need to reach Looking Ahead Staff on the day of an event, call 323.813.5523


What is Leadership Council?

Leadership Council is a monthly meet-up for all Looking Ahead members and parents where everyone makes new friends, has dinner on us and learns valuable leadership and life skills. We have annual retreats and an end-of-the year party for all Leadership Council members!

Each meeting focuses on a different topic. We discuss topics related to self-esteem, teamwork, managing stress, cultural identity, building friendships, and so much more. Leadership Council parents also meet to listen to industry guest speakers and learn helpful resources to help your family navigate this unique world of entertainment.  Meetings take place monthly from September-May. Leadership Council is FREE and dinner is provided at every meeting!


Young Performer Pick-up Policy:

The safety and well-being of our young performers is our highest priority. As such, please note that parents must be present and identified directly by a Looking Ahead Staff member or volunteer before they will be permitted to leave at the conclusion of each Leadership Meeting

 Parents, we strongly encourage and invite you all to hang around after the meetings to chat and get to know the other families in our program but we ask that you please pick up your young performers from their respective meeting locations first before doing so. Additionally, this year the majority of our meeting spaces are being donated by SAG-AFTRA and we want to be courteous of their time and security costs and clear out of the rooms as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact Melody Lawson at or 323.933.9244 ext. 436

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