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October Leadership Council Meeting (Parent RSVP)


Oct 09, 2019

5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

SAG-AFTRA building - Cagney Room (1st floor)

Maximum Registrants 50

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Age Group: 9-18

Meet At: Cagney Room (1st floor, behind security desk)

Event Information

Parents RSVP HERE IF...

You filled out the Annual digital Leadership Application for your child


Important Leadership Updates:
All Looking Ahead members interested in joining Leadership Council are REQUIRED to fill out a digital application and RSVP via the website to attend. This allows Looking Ahead staff to better prepare lesson materials and have exact count so that the proper amount of food is ordered for everyone.

-Showing up without registering online is not allowed. Parents must also register to attend.

 -Please be sure to RSVP under the correct event post for your age group.

-Please arrive on time as late arrivals tend to disrupt the class lesson.


October Leadership Council Meeting

Topic: Open Enrollment & Affordable Housing

October's Parent Meeting will have guest speakers from The Actors Fund. Kai Carter, Health Benefits Specialist, will help walk you through the Open Enrollment process which begins on October 15. Codi Mergliano, Social Worker and Housing Specialist, will speak about affordable housing resources that The Actors Fund provides for Looking Ahead families.

For All Looking Ahead members, Parents

*If you have a spouse or additional guardian in the household who would like to attend Parent Looking Ahead events, be sure that they are listed as a guardian under your account and RSVP as well. See link under documents on how to add a guardian to your account

WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 5:45pm-8:00pm

WHERE: SAG-AFTRA building 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

MEET AT: Cagney Room (1st Floor, behind security desk)

COST:  Free! Dinner is included.

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

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.

*Be sure to bring your child's Looking Ahead membership card with you to receive your stamp! These will only be given out during the first 15 minutes of an event so be sure to arrive on time! Members recieve a stamp on their card at each event that they attend. 10 accumulated stamps = a free AMC movie ticket! If you don't have a membership card, be sure to ask for one during your first event!

What is Leadership Council?

Leadership Council is open to all Looking Ahead members and parents! It's a monthly meet-up where nearly 100 Looking Ahead members come to make new friends, learn leadership and life skills, build self-confidence, and participate in fun and engaging discussions and activities. Looking Ahead parents meet simultaneously to listen to industry guest speakers and learn helpful tips and resources to help you navigate and balance your life within the entertainment industry.

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. Each age group and parents meet separately (Ages 9-11, 12-14, 15-18). Meetings take place monthly from September-May. Leadership Council is FREE and dinner is provided at every meeting! RSVP above to join us!

  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 (8:00pm).

 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 Michael at or 323.933.9244 ext. 425

Disneyland Raffle!

Want to win 4 Disneyland park-hopper tickets?! All you have to do is attend Looking Ahead events in 2019! For each Looking Ahead event you attend, your name will be put into a raffle. The more events you attend, the bigger chances you have to win! For Attending Community Service Events and certain Educational Workshops, you get your name put in the raffle twice! The winner will be drawn at our Holiday Party in December 2019, along with other raffle prizes! See Official Raffle Rules in our monthly Newsletter for details.

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