Remember how much fun your prom was? Imagine missing out on all those memories because you couldn’t afford to go.
Did you know that an American family with a high school student spends an average of $1,078 on prom? And did you know that one out of every four American families is unable to send their student to prom because it’s so expensive?
DoSomething.org’s new campaign, Prom for All, wants to put an end to missed proms. The recently launched program encourages students to organize dress drives at their schools and in their communities and drop the dresses off at a local collection site through June 22. The dresses will then be passed on to girls within that community who are in need of a dress. Awesome, right?
In case giving back to the community isn’t incentive enough, everyone who participates in the eight week campaign and gets their friends involved is eligible to win a $2,000 scholarship. Other prizes include a night on the town in a limo!
Learn more: Watch Hayden’s PSA!