Youth Impact Report 2011: Power of Youth

WHO: Best known as Blaine Anderson on Fox’s “Glee,” Darren Criss will make a short starring stint on Broadway in January in tuner “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” filling Daniel Radcliffe’s shoes. He recently wrapped filming Anonymous Content’s Kristen Wiig starrer “Imogene.”

WHAT: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. The org is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources.

WHY: “After gaining the incredible platform from ‘Glee,’ it wasn’t so much of a decision to get involved as it was an opportunity to take part,” Criss says. “I’ll be honest, I’m not so much into the idea of one cause being more important than another; however, I felt that the Trevor Project was a perfect fit for my efforts. It stands for a lot of things that I believe in, as well as falls in line with much of what ‘Glee’ stands for.”

WHAT’S NEXT: Annual benefit Trevor NextGen happens next month in New York. The event, to be held Nov. 4 at the Union Square Ballroom, will feature music by DJ Keo Nozari, complimentary Absolut cocktails, a silent auction and raffle prizes.

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