For over a decade and a half, Calhoun High School’s Senior Experience Program has held a charitable fashion show to fundraise for an organization, which is specifically chosen by the students.
This year, the fashion show will be on April 4, at 7:30 p.m., and benefit TheJED Foundationwhich the Senior Experience students selectedas their charity.
“To choose this foundation, every student picked a charity to research and introduceto the class, which we then had to vote on,” explained Caitlin Sullivan, a fashion show intern. “The students, as a group, decided that the JED Foundation was the most meaningful and we wanted to support it. At Calhoun, we take mental health very seriously and are very determined to make an impact on many people's lives with this fashion show.”
The interns are responsible for organizing the fashion show and also include Angela Villalona, Alexa Gardner, Carrie Borg, Kinga Brulinska, Caitlin Sullivan and Madeline Ryan. There are about 60 students involved in the making of the fashion show. Their teachers are Jason Elias and Elizabeth Separ.
“This includes making flyers, T-shirt designs, the program, emailing with companies for ad spaces and raffle donations, selling tickets, promoting the show, and assigning roles for the show. Some roles are the hosts, script writers, models, etc.,” explained Ryan.
Local stores such as David’s Bridal, Esquire Tuxedos and Vanilla Sky are among those who will provide formal wear for the event.
“As interns, we have learned how to communicate well with our peers, teachers and organization owners to get our clothing for the event,” added Brulinska.
JED aims to “empower teens and young adults by building resiliency and life skills, promoting social connectedness, and encouraging help-seeking and help-giving behaviors.”
To learn more or donate, click here; https://jedfoundation.crowdchange.co/31755.
Date Added: 4/3/2023