Delaware County Technical High Schools(DCTS) hosted their second fashion show on Sunday, created in collaboration with Mic Check 1-TWO!, a community-based organization.
The models, students of DCTS, fiercely strutted down the runway showing-off a huge array of community-donated trendy prom dresses and suits.
“We actually want to reframe the conversation about how people think about the prom and the expenses families incur because of the prom,” Latiaynna Tabb, co-founder of the organization and the event, said.
In preparation for the fashion show, Mic Check 1-TWO! hosted a “Prom Drive” during which dresses, suits, shoes and other prom accessories were donated from across Delaware County to be given to students attending prom season 2015.
“It creates an opportunity for students and families, regardless of income, to go to the prom,” said Tabb. “It is one of the pinnacle events of one’s high school career.”
Prom is, indeed, among the most important milestones of a high school student’s life, but many reluctantly opt out of going because of high costs, especially the cost of dresses, suits and shoes.