On Saturday, April 13th at Delta High school in Hamilton, the Prom Project held an amazing event. This event is supported by the same foundation who gave my students our grant for our inquiry project, the Hamilton Foundation for Student Success.
The Prom Project allows students to pick out outfits free of charge to wear to their upcoming school events such as grad or prom. There were thousands of dresses, suits, shoes, accessories, hair stylists, make up artists and even on site seamstresses to help kids who needed their pants hemmed or their dresses taken in. I was able to volunteer at this amazing event along with many other teachers, principals and other adults from around Hamilton. The event was record breaking with almost 500 students walking away with new outfits. These outfits help increase their confidence knowing that they will have an outfit to wear to these events.
Among those 500 students who received outfits were 12 students from my own school. With the help of the prom project volunteers, the boys and girls found outfits that were their size, got these outfits altered and even left with their hair and makeup done. They received a swag bag full of helpful treats for their lives such as soap and other beauty products. It was awesome to see all the community partners there who donated their time, products and style capabilities to make the event the success it was.
You can still volunteer for the May 4th event by visiting http://www.promprojecthamilton.ca/. Follow the hashtags #PPH2019 and #promprojecthamilton for more info about the event. Pictured below is myself along with six students from my school who went home with Copley suits, Michael Kors suits and much more! An amazing event that really benefited so many children in our city!