Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards

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 2017 Looking Ahead Awards with a star-studded gala on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA. BroadwayWorld has photos below!

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.

The fourth annual gala was hosted by Corbin Bleu and featured special performances by Ashley Argota (singing "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana") and The Dream Talent Management Dancers.

Holly Robinson Peete honored her mother, Dolores Robinson, with the Judy and Hilary Swank Award for parenting.

Activist Kenya T. Parham presented the Looking Ahead Award for Community Service to the ensemble cast of Kathryn Bigelow's latest film "Detroit (Laz Alonso, Joseph David-Jones, Nathan Davis Jr., KAITLYN DEVER, Austin Hebert, Malcolm David Kelley, Jacob Latimore, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Leon Thomas III, Samira Wiley and Tyler James Williams).

Kellie Martin received the Looking Ahead Award for Education from her longtime friend, actress Lindsay Price.

"This Is Us" stars Eris Baker, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Niles Fitch, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Faithe Herman, Hannah Zeile and Logan Shroyer were honored with the Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness by Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren, Tarquin and Naomi Wilding.

The legendary Charlotte Rae received The Shirley Temple Award from her "The Facts of Life" co-star Mindy Cohn.

The Looking Ahead Program was created in 2003 in partnership with SAG-AFTRA to work with youth between the ages of 9 and 18, helping them develop the values, skills and confidence they need to make successful transitions to fulfilling adult lives. Now serving more than 400 youths, families and alumni, the program aims to create a nurturing environment where young performers get support through individual, family and education counseling, leadership development, community service and social events. Looking Ahead is guided by an Advisory Committee of professionals in youth development and youth-related entertainment, which is co-chaired by actor, director and producer Fred Savage and freelance casting director and former head of casting at Nickelodeon Sharon Lieblein.

The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards was generously sponsored by Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, SAG-AFTRA, The Osbrink Agency, HINT Water, Sextant Wines, and Devotion Vodka.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.

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Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Algee Smith

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Algee Smith

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

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Austin Hebert

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Austin Hebert, Nathan Davis Jr. and Malcolm David Kelley

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Charlotte Rae and Keith McNutt

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Charlotte Rae and Keith McNutt

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Charlotte Rae and Mindy Cohn

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Ashley Argota with the Western Council

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Ashley Argota with the Western Council

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Mindy Cohn

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Mindy Cohn

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Sasha Clements

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Corbin Bleu and Sasha Clements

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dancers

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dancers

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dawnn Lewis

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dawnn Lewis

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dawnn Lewis, Kellie Martin and company

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dawnn Lewis, Kellie Martin and company

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dawnn Lewis and her mother

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
DETROIT cast

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
DETROIT cast

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dolores Robinson and Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dolores Robinson and Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dolores Robinson and Holly Robinson Peete

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dolores Robinson and Holly Robinson Peete

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dolores Robinson and Holly Robinson Peete

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dolores Robinson and Holly Robinson Peete

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Dolores Robinson and Holly Robinson Peete

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Eris Baker

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Eris Baker

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Faithe Herman

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Faithe Herman

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Holly Robinson Peete and Dawnn Lewis

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Jacob Latimore

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Joseph David-Jones

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
KAITLYN DEVER

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
KAITLYN DEVER

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Keith McNutt

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Keith McNutt

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Keith McNutt and Corbin Bleu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Keith McNutt and Sharon Lieblein

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Keith McNutt and Sharon Lieblein

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin and Lindsay Price

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin and Lindsay Price

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin and Lindsay Price

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin and Lindsay Price

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin and Debbie Martin

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kellie Martin and Keith Christian

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Kenya T. Parham

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Laz Alonso

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Leon Thomas III

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Lindsay Price

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Lindsay Price

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Lindsay Price

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Lofton Shaw

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Lofton Shaw

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Lofton Shaw

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Logan Shroyer

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Lonnie Chavis

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Mackenzie Hancsicsak

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Mackenzie Hancsicsak

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Mackenzie Hancsicsak

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Madison Hu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Madison Hu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Malcolm David Kelley

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Meg Thomas

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Mindy Cohn

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Naomi Wilding and Tarquin Wilding

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Nathan Davis Jr.

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Nathan Davis Jr., Dawnn Lewis and Jacob Latimore

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Nick Verreos and Holly Robinson Peete

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Nick Verreos and Holly Robinson Peete

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Nick Verreos and Louie Anchondo

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Nick Verreos, Louie Anchondo and company

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Nick Verreos, Louie Anchondo and company

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Olivia Rodrigo

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Olivia Rodrigo

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Parker Bates

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Samira Wiley

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Sharon Lieblein

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
THIS IS US cast

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
THIS IS US cast

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Tyler James Williams

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Western Council

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Will Poulter

Photo Flash: The Actor's Fund Celebrates 2017 Looking Ahead Awards
Will Poulter

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