Earlier in March, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress gave deserving high school students in New York City the prom of their dreams by providing 40 girls and 10 boys with gowns and suits for their special night in their fifth annual “Say Yes to the Prom” tour. But on March 30, Monte Durham and the Say Yes team were at it again, this time helping Miami teens prepare for not only their prom nights, but also their futures beyond high school.
According to Wetpaint, the Say Yes to the Prom tour stopped in Miami at the end of March to give 50 high school girls their fantasy prom gowns — free of financial burden, courtesy of a collaboration with AT&T, People Magazine, Sherri Hill and JCPenney, among others.
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta star Monte Durham helped the girls pick out their favorite dress among 2,000 donated gowns, giving them his undivided attention with one-on-one styling sessions, says Wetpaint.
But these teens got a little more than what they expected. Wetpaint reports that while helping the deserving students pick out their gowns, Durham announced that Discovery Communications would not only pay for their prom tickets, they would also give each girl a free laptop.
The surprises didn’t end there:
“Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón announced each qualified student would receive free tuition to earn an Associate degree at the college through an American Dream Scholarship.”
While the event was intended to give these deserving students the prom of their dreams, they’ve also gotten the future of their dreams, as well.