PROGRAMS OPERATION: PROM DRESS
While providing prom dresses for our students may not relate directly to performing arts, it absolutely pertains to the latter part of our mission – to enhance self-esteem, academic achievement, self-discipline and social responsibility for students in South Los Angeles. We collect gently used, clean bridesmaid, prom, or other “fancy” dresses for the girls of Washington Prep to wear to their Prom.
Dress donations boost the self-esteem of the young ladies in our programs and allow them to participate in critical rite of passage. Many of these young women would not be able to attend prom, if not for our support. The ladies are given the opportunity to try on dresses and pick out the perfect prom gown. For some, this is the first formal dress they own.