TLC’s SAY YES TO THE PROM event made prom dreams a reality for more than 50 deserving high school girls in Miami today where, in addition to the full day of mentoring and head-to-toe makeovers, Miami Dade College’s Provost of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Lenore Rodicio announced that every qualified participant in the program would receive free tuition to earn an Associate’s Degree at MDC with an American Dream Scholarship.
Deserving young women from local Miami high schools were treated to a day of prom dress shopping, full head-to-toe makeovers, one-on-one style sessions with star of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA Monte Durham, and a red carpet runway reveal show as part of the event which was held at the Biltmore Hotel today as part of TLC’s annual, national SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative.
In addition to Dr. Rodicio’s announcement during the runway show, Monte Durham announced that every student would receive a laptop courtesy of TLC and parent company Discovery Communications. Chief Human Resources & Global Diversity Officer for Discovery Communications Adria Alpert Romm and MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho also announced that Discovery, TLC and MDCPS’ Foundation for New Education Initiatives would cover the cost of all participants’ prom tickets.
The evnt also featured appearances by Laura Marano of Disney Channel’s AUSTIN & ALLY and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. It was a magical day for the girls and emotional for the ones present!