COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – For the seventh year, the Junior League of Columbus (JLC) will host Project Prom, an annual event that gives away free prom dresses to local junior and senior high school girls.
They will offer new and lightly used prom dresses and accessories at no cost. Since the event's inception in 2011, the JLC has given away more than 600 dresses.
In addition to receiving the dress of their dreams, participants and their parents will also attend a workshop called "How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk" provided by Right from the Start, a division of the Pastoral Institute.
"How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk" provides healthy relationship skills for young adults. This relationship class seeks to educate and equip young adults with the skills they need to avoid the emotional, social and physical pitfalls that can happen in an unhealthy relationship.
Right from the Start will teach a condensed version of their "Jerk" program. Those who come to the event will be required to go through the training before they select a dress.
"We are very excited to have Right from the Start return again this year for our seventh Project Prom. Similar to past years, we have had wonderful feedback about the workshop and look forward to another great and successful Project Prom, with the help of the ladies from Right from the Start." Explained Project Prom Chair Cassie Myers.
Project Prom will be held on Saturday, March 11, at 6100 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, 31909 from 8 – 11 a.m.
Students are not required to show financial need, but they are asked to bring a valid school ID. The event is first come, first served and lines form early.
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