NEW YORK -While prom can be exciting for many high school students, the cost of dressing can be exorbitant, but hundreds of Bronx teens have lost the stress.
As Nick Caloway reported on CBS2, they are free to celebrate the big night.
Countless middle and high schoolers stopped by a prom shop in the basement of Promised Land Covenant Church to dress up for the big night.
“I feel good. Yeah, I feel good. I feel great,” eighth grader Angel Millan said.
There are hundreds of suits and dresses to choose from, all donated and all priced the same: free.
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office, along with Bronx Fashion Week, teamed up with the prom shop, all about empowering young people.
“It’s more than just giving a dress,” says Flora Montes, co -founder of Bronx Fashion Week. “When you’re wearing something, you feel good about yourself, your self-confidence, your confidence.”
Clothes may be free, but students ’reaction: valuable.
“I found something that, like, it fits me very well. And it’s beautiful. So yeah, I’m very happy,” said eighth grader Margarita Capitia.
Twelfth grader Ada Marie Burgos chose two dresses-one for prom and one for graduation.
“I like it so much. And I want to say ‘thank you,'” he said.
After the prom, students can return the clothes so someone else can wear them next year, or they can keep them.