MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Prom is a tradition every high school student should have the opportunity to experience.
An organization called College Possible made prom possible for hundreds of students in the metro Saturday.
The non-profit organized a dress giveaway at its headquarters in St. Paul, where 250 young ladies signed up to pick out a dress, along with accessories and shoes.
The main mission of College Possible is to help students from low-income families earn a college degree.
High School Junior Destiny Williams says she’s grateful for the opportunity.
“I come from a low-income family and I’m living with my single mother, and I don’t really like to trouble her with asking her about stuff,” Williams said. “So this is actually like a really good thing for me right now because I really couldn’t afford it.”
The organization collects new and gently-used dresses throughout the year.
This is the third year they have held the dress event, in addition to their mentoring and ACT prep program.