Nonprofit: Oakridge Neighborhood Services
Date: April 1, 2017
Venue: Vivian’s diner & drinks
Main Attraction: A benefit for Oak Academy Scholars, funds raised provide full-day preschool scholarships for at-risk, low-income, and ELL students to ensure they enter kindergarten ready to learn and on-par with their peers.
Unique Touch: The event was highlighted by a passionate keynote address by fourth grader, Ebtahal Hasaballa—a proud Oak Academy graduate originally from South Sudan. The event also included a fashion show featuring Oak Academy students and graduates modeling styles from Lincoln & Lexi, as well as cultural attire. Special commentary for the fashion show was provided by LuAnn Sampson.