The world has seen its shortage of live events and entertainment in 2020, but here in Savannah, you'll have a chance to have some fun, socialize and raise money for an excellent cause.
Well, this one cause isn't new to Zelonia Williams. The "multi-preneur," community advocate, thought leader and Step Up Savannah Neighborhood Leader is the founder and Executive Director of Future Minds.
With over 10 years’ experience in workforce development, GED facilitation and Adult Education, she has a MEd in Higher Education Management, a MEd in Adult Education and a B.S. in psychology and Criminal Justice. She also has an EdD in Education Administration.
Zelonia is also the owner of three additional businesses, which keeps her on her feet at all times.
Future Minds Literacy and Adult Education Inc. program is designed to offer adults 16 and older who do not yet have a diploma or high school equivalency (GED) an educational option other than dropping out of high school. The program offers training for individuals free of charge. Future Minds Inc. also assist participants in addressing their immediate and future needs to be successful.
Future Minds Inc. delivers a comprehensive array of services that focus on barriers to employment prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities, attain educational and/or skills training credentials, and secure employment with career/promotional opportunities.
DO: Why a fashion show?
Zelonia Williams: "I embraced my hashtag some years ago #allidoiseducateanddecorate. Because of my event planning and décor background, I wanted to link both worlds together – both education and décor.
Every year, I would come up with a theme, location and date, music and decorations. I also would organize a team of people to run the show: designers, models, hair and makeup stylists, show coordinators, and lighting and sound professionals. Keeping in mind all of these people need to work together to make sure every aspect of the fashion show is perfected."
DO: What should the audience expect?
Williams: "We are giving you the show of the year while raising funds for our local community and highlighting fabulous local designers. This event is a combination of fun, fashion and the future, and we are taking great care to produce a quality show, while following health and safety guidelines closely."
The show will feature local designers and a celebrity host. After the show, all styles from the catwalk are available to buy. Masks are required, and costumes are optional.
The event organizers will adhere to social distancing guidelines for the safety of those in attendance.