THE AP FUTURE CAREERS INITIATIVE: IMPROVING LONG-TERM YOUTH OUTCOMES
The AP FUTURE CAREERS INITIATIVE is a vision developed through our founder's lived experiences to improve the lives, safety & long-term outcomes of youth who work within the creative talent sector. These professionals make up a diverse, international body of youth with skills, languages and perspectives of great value to society, especially as the world economy leans into globalization. Annually, youth talent professional's, influencer's, performer's, creative's & athlete's name, image & likeness help drive purchasing decisions that impact a respectable share of the global economy. Unfortunately, this workforce has sustained practices which would, in any other work sector, be deemed unethical and unacceptable. It is particularly detrimental to society that this industry is primarily comprised of youth & children, with a long-standing predatory business model and little regulation that has led talent professionals into unsafe, unfair and exploitative working conditions that ultimately derail youth & child professionals from long-term prosperity, education and career paths, presenting a definitive concern to society.
The AddyPres Future Careers Initiative seeks to support a positive shift toward improved education, life & work opportunities for youth talent professionals before, during and after their talent careers. The initiative will connect youth to resources, experts and opportunities that improve their long-term outcomes.