A nonprofit in St. Paul made it possible for hundreds of girls to attend prom this year.
College Possible has helped more than 1,600 low-income students navigate the college landscape and earn a college degree, FOX 9 says. And for the third year, the nonprofit has made it possible for anyone in the program to go to prom.
"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," high school junior Destiny Williams told WCCO. "So this is actually like a really good thing for me right now because I really couldn’t afford it."
College Possible collects prom-related items all year for the special event, which was held Saturday.
"We want to boost their confidence," Nankya Senungi of College Possible told FOX 9. "Send them off in a great way and let them know we support them in all aspects of their life."
Last March, Operation Glass Slipper held a dress pick-up event to help low-income girls get their dream dress for prom.
For anyone that still needs a prom dress, Operation Glass Slipper says Once Upon a Time Formals has a similar mission, but operates all year long. Call 612-222-7741 to set up an appointment to pick out a prom dress at the West St. Paul store.