Sample ImageHow the Prom Project Works

Participating students are chosen through an application process.

(Download Application)

Once an application is received and reviewed, applicants are picked based on financial need. Girls are then invited to attend a “Boutique Day”. Here, girls are assisted by volunteers who serve as personal shoppers.

Once a dress is chosen the girls are then led to the Accessories section to pick an item to match their dresses. They can choose among earrings, necklaces, evening bags, shawls, and make-up. All items are free.

Supplied with a beautiful gown and accessory, the participants of Prom Project can now attend the prom with self-confidence and style. http://www.promproject.org/images/PromProject2011/1.jpg

The whole process is designed to raise the girls’ self-confidence by pampering them and celebrating their individual beauty.

For pictures from the 2012 prom project please click here.

 

 

Events

Making Prom Dreams Come True!
 

Mission Statement

To collect and donate free prom dresses to high school senior girls from low income families, http://www.promproject.org/images/PromProject2011/10.jpg

thereby promoting self-confidence and individual beauty.

 

Background

Sample  ImageThe Prom Project collects and donates free prom dresses to High School Senior Girls from low income families, thereby promoting self-confidence and individual beauty. In addition, volunteers are able to grow personally and professionally by giving their time and talent towards a worthy cause and keeping with the YWCA's mission to empower young women in the community.

Costs for attending the prom can be as much as $1000.00 and many high school girls from low income families cannot afford to buy a prom dress to attend.

The Prom Project was created in 2007 as a program for the YWCA of North Orange County in California. Co-founders, Jaehee Kim, her daughter Angie Kim and Diane Masseth-Jones, believe that every high school girl should have the opportunity to celebrate the milestone of her high school career by attending the prom with pride and in style. In order to break financial barriers, the Prom Project collects hundreds of new and gently-used dresses to distribute them to girls of low-income families.

 

Advisory Committee

  •  Ashley ChuAshley Chu, Chairperson, Prom Project   
     Eunice Chu Eunice Chu, Co-Chair, Prom Project, Member, YWCA Board of Directors
     Mary ShawMary Shaw, President, YWCA Board of Directors  
       Mona Mash, National Charity League
     Carol Snow Carol Snow, National Charity League
     Lucy Snow Lucy Snow, National Charity League 
      Teri Beauchamp, Community Volunteer
     Sandy Wolfe Sandy Wolfe, Community Volunteer 
     Jacklyn Jeon Jacklyn Jeon, Community Volunteer
     Candice Kim Candice Kim, Secretary, High School Representative
     Grace KimGrace Kim, Community Volunteer 
     Diane Masseth-Jones Diane Masseth-Jones, Executive Director, YWCA of Orange County