Prom Dresses For Free

Maria Ocegueda

On this day, Maria and five other teenage girls from Polytechnic High school race through the fellowship hall, grabbing dresses to try on. One by one, the girls come out and model their potential prom dresses. Each one feels confident and beautiful. As Cindy watches them she feels like a proud mother.

“I can’t even express what I feel,” Cindy says. “Just knowing that this is a big day for them. It’s a celebration, because it’s their prom, but some are also graduating.” Like most school districts in the country, Fort Worth also has its challenges with a dropout problem among Latino teens.

4 replies
  1. Dr. Tanginika Cuascud
    Dr. Tanginika Cuascud says:

    Great job, Cindy!!! I am so proud of you for this initiative! I donated all my dresses a few years ago for our LIP students because I know how important it is to enjoy the prom night. The prom is a night that will never come back and it symbolizes the culmination of an important part of a person’s life and education. No girl should have to choose not to go to her prom because she lacks a dress. Gracias, Rebecca, for writing about this great initiative!

  2. Joan Joplin Davis
    Joan Joplin Davis says:

    This was a great article! Wanting to donate a dress to this amazing cause! Thanks Rebecca for a wonderful article! Please let me know how I can donate for this year!


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