High School Prom will be extra-special this year for the 200 under-served and academically high-achieving high school boys and girls from the Houston area. Monte Durham of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS joined forces today with Houston-area businesses to gift students with head-to-toe prom attire!
This all-day event, deserving young women and men will be treated to a day of mentoring, prom dress and formal wear “shopping,” as well as head-to-toe makeovers with TLC’s Monte Durham. The high school students came Houston’s C.E. King High School, Sam Houston High School, Wisdom High School, Wheatley High School, and Madison High School.
Participating students were able to choose from a selection of 2,500 Macy’s dresses, bags and accessories to complete their prom look, including a special collection of 500 dresses from the SAY YES TO THE PROM line available exclusively at Macy’s. They accessorized with Katy Perry Collections and enjoyed hair and makeup consultations courtesy of “future professionals” (students) from Paul Mitchell Schools. Young men were fitted with tuxedo rentals and accessories from Men’s Wearhouse. And Monte Durham provided one-on-one style consultations for each student.
Beyond Prom, Preparing Students for College and Careers with Scholarships and Internships:
As part of the event, students were introduced to professional mentors from TLC parent company Discovery to offer students an ongoing connection to the professional world. Partnerships with the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment initiative as well as the Emma Bowen Foundation also will offer students internship, scholarship, mentorship and networking opportunities. AT&T employee volunteers served as mentors and style guides for this year’s initiative.
The Houston event marks the fourth of six stops on the seventh annual SAY YES TO THE PROM tour, which will this year impact nearly 1,000 students across the United States, making prom dreams come true in New York, Miami, Tampa, and two Discovery office locations in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Silver Spring, Maryland.
You can see more at www.tlc.com/sayyestotheprom and follow #SYTTP on Twitter and Instagram.
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