Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 Project Prom Store Ribbon Cutting Saturday, March 3, 2018

2018 Project Prom Store Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Polk County, FL – It’s almost Prom Time but for some teens the expense of this social event could make attending prom out of reach. InnerAct Alliance and their youth coalition, UthMpact, are proud to present the 6th year of the Project Prom effort to provide formal wear and accessories to deserving high school students and educate youth and parents in our community about the risky behaviors that may occur during prom and graduation time.

A special Project Prom Store Ribbon Cutting will be held this Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 10:00 am, at Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. 98 North, in Lakeland. Lakeland City Commissioner, Stephanie Madden, will be on hand to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the 2018 Project Prom Store, located next to the Hollister store. Participants will have an opportunity to see the store, preview prom formal wear, and learn about UthMpact’s community programs.

Student Shopping Days to distribute prom formal wear to those in need will take place on the following Saturdays in March and April, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm: March 3, 10, 17 and April 7 at the Project Prom Store. High school students with a Polk County School ID can sign a Project Prom Pledge to celebrate drug-free and receive their formal wear for FREE. The local community may support the Project Prom effort by donating gently used dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry, men’s suits, ties, and accessories. Donations may be dropped off at the InnerAct Alliance office, 621 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland, weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The goal for Project Prom is to promote a fun and safe prom night. Since 2013, over 1,000 prom ensembles have been provided to young women and men. UthMpact students work with Leadership Lakeland and business leaders throughout Polk County to help youth develop crucial leadership skills. Please contact Samantha Barwig, UthMpact Coordinator, at (863) 802-0777, and visit the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ProjectPromofPolk/ for additional information.