The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead Program, which helps professional young performers and their families address the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry, celebrated the 2015 Looking Ahead Awards with a star-studded gala this past Thursday (December 3, 2015) at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, California. Click here to read more about the program.
The Looking Ahead Awards honors leaders in the current and former young performer community who continue to inspire the world by living the program’s core values of growth, education, leadership and community service, and Ashley Argota from ABC Family’s “The Fosters” and Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson, VP” was this year’s gala host.
Highlights from the ceremony:
*Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical,” “Dancing With The Stars”) presented his parents, Martha Callari Reivers and David Reivers, with the Judy and Hilary Swank Award for parenting.
*Tatyana Ali received the Looking Ahead Award for Education from her “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” co-star Alfonso Ribeiro.
*Boxing legend and Olympic gold medalist Oscar De La Hoya presented the Looking Ahead for Community Service Award to his friend Mario Lopez (“Extra,” “Dancing With The Stars” and “Saved By The Bell”).
*Hayden Byerly, Noah Centineo, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez from “The Fosters” were honored with the Looking Ahead Award for Social Awareness by their show’s co-creators and executive producers Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige.
*The legendary Rose Marie (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”) received The Shirley Temple Award from Peter Marshall of “Hollywood Squares” fame.
Other stars in attendance were Paris Berelc (“Mighty Med”), Eric Unger, Madisen Beaty (“The Fosters), Jet Jurgensmeyer (“Adventures in Babysitting”), Marsai Martin (“Blackish”), Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”) and more.
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