Gilana was a huge advocate for education, positive programming for students, and social activism. During her formative years, she went into area schools with Muskegon Civic Theatre's Repertory Touring Company which presented short musicals with important messages. These messages ranged from drug & substance Abuse Prevention, to the popular "Schoolhouse Rock!" songs promoting that "knowledge is power." When Gilana returned from Poland where she travelled with Channel One News as a student reporter for the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, she took her many photos and transformed them into a slide show. With these slides, she began a speaking tour through area middle and high schools to share her experience and teach the importance of acceptance. Throughout high school Gilana served on the Youth Advisory Council helping fund youth-centered programming, and through her youth group, was able to attend leadership seminars and share her talents to help empower others. Looking Towards Tomorrow continues Gilana's work and brings the important message of the Fund to future generations.
There are many exciting programs that we're excited to develop over the next couple of years. Some of these ideas include:
For more information, or ways to get involved, please contact us!