He’ll Share His Prom Tips and Tell You
How to Empower Deserving High School Students in Your Area with the 7th Annual
Say Yes to the Prom Initiative
The initiative will help 1,000 underserved and academically high-achieving students across the country find the perfect prom look. In addition to gifting students with prom dresses, tuxedos and accessories as well as one-on-one style sessions with Monte Durham, TLC and premier editorial partner Seventeen magazine teamed up this year to bring the prom of a lifetime to one deserving high school as part of the initiative’s inaugural “Win A Dream Prom for Your School” contest. This is the first year a school has won not only formal wear, but a prom itself. TLC’s Say Yes To The Prom special will capture the winning school’s entire experience from shopping for their dream looks to their unforgettable prom.
Designed to go beyond the dress and tuxedo to prepare students for college and careers, this year’s SAY YES TO THE PROM will feature scholarship, internship and mentorship opportunities as part of educational and youth workforce partnerships with The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment initiative and The Emma Bowen Foundation. Students at each event also will meet and be paired with professional mentors from the fashion and media industries. These mentor-mentee relationships will extend beyond the event and offer students an ongoing connection to the professional world.
The 2018 Say Yes To The Prom Special premieres on TLC on March 24th at 9/8c