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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been a big advocate for advancing the representation of people of color in the film industry.

In following her passion, she, along with her husband Will Smith, launched a nationwide “Careers In Entertainment” tour on Sept. 21 that aims to help underserved youth around America, particularly those of color, who aspire to work in the film industry.

The program ― which was launched on behalf of the Will and Jada Family Foundation in support of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and in partnership with the The Rockefeller foundation, among others ― offers guidance and insight to young kids who hope to pursue a career in any aspect of the entertainment field, including writing, producing and directing.

“The Careers in Entertainment Tours is a tour that launched [last] Wednesday, where we’ll have our first 400 students be able to speak to a panelist of professionals, [who] ask questions and talk about their particular area of expertise in the industry,” Smith told The Huffington Post.

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