TLC's Say Yes to the Prom Hosts Prom Shopping Day for Houston
-Monte Durham of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, Macy’s and more join TLC initiative to gift students with head-to-toe prom attire-
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/13/2018, 4:06 p.m.
TLC’s SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative is back, and is coming to Houston on March 22 at the Marriott Marquis to make prom dreams come true for more than 200 underserved and academically high-achieving high school students. As part of the all-day event, deserving young women and men will be treated to a day of mentoring, prom dress and formal wear “shopping,” as well as head-to-toe makeovers with TLC’s Monte Durham.
Finding their Perfect Prom Look with Help from Macy’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Katy Perry Collections and More:
Participating students will choose from a selection of 2,500 Macy’s dresses, bags and accessories to complete their prom look, including a special collection of 500 dresses from the SAY YES TO THE PROM line available exclusively at Macy’s. Young women will accessorize their prom ensembles with shoes provided by Katy Perry Collections and enjoy hair and makeup consultations courtesy of “future professionals” (students) from Paul Mitchell Schools. Young men will receive tuxedo rentals and accessories from Men’s Wearhouse. Monte Durham will be on-site to provide one-on-one style consultations for each student.
Beyond Prom, Preparing Students for College and Careers with Scholarships and Internships:
As part of the event, students will be introduced to professional mentors from TLC parent company Discovery to offer students an ongoing connection to the professional world. Partnerships with the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment initiative as well as the Emma Bowen Foundation also will offer students internship, scholarship, mentorship and networking opportunities. AT&T employee volunteers will again serve as mentors and style guides for this year’s initiative.
The Houston event marks the fourth of six stops on the seventh annual SAY YES TO THE PROM tour, which will this year impact nearly 1,000 students across the United States, making prom dreams come true in New York, Miami, Tampa, and two Discovery office locations in Knoxville, Tenn. and Silver Spring, Md.
For up to date information on this year’s initiative, information on how to get involved alongside the program’s philanthropic partner Becca’s Closet, as well as photos and videos, please visit www.tlc.com/sayyestotheprom and follow #SYTTP on Twitter and Instagram.