Volunteer of the Month
Volunteering does not always have to come in the form of office work or helping to set up an event. Recently, the students at Benjamin Franklin High School pulled their talents and time together to raise money for Believe In Tomorrow through a fashion and talent showcase!
This eclectic event involved a high-energy fashion show, singing and a great deal of dancing from both performers and members of the audience. Clothing showcase acts alternated with talented performers, ranging from sleepwear to formal wear, and giving all the student models a chance to really work the runway for their peers! Most of the accessories were designed by students as well. The combination of a fashion and talent show allowed more students to get involved and show off their skills. The energy level was high from the start, with performers’ friends and families cheering from the audience throughout the entire production. Even students who did not want to get on stage had the chance to sell concessions, take the donations at the door, and participate in the stage crew.
This student-produced event was through the efforts of the Changz Works program at Benjamin Franklin High School. Changz Works is an after school program held at the high school that works to get students involved in more activities, especially those in the art-related fields. Changz Works Program Coordinator, Meleny Thomas, said “I wanted to show the students that they can use their talents to help others.” Creating a fun event for the community and using it as a platform for good service is definitely what Ms. Thomas accomplished!Thanks to the students and staff of Benjamin Franklin High School and the Changz Works program for a fantastic event! We are already looking forward to next year’s production.