MTI Students, Staff & Local Businesses Donated Dresses & Dress Shoes for a Magical Experience
East Peoria, IL –– Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) partnered with Dream Center Peoria last month to support the annual PROMise of Hope prom program. The initiative aims to give young women the prom night of their dreams with donated dresses, jewelry, shoes and beauty services.
Students and staff at all MTI locations, and sister school Delta Technical College, worked with local boutiques and students to collect donated prom essentials to high schoolers for prom.
The PROMise of Hope event, which took place at East Peoria Community High School, welcomed in young women from five high schools in the surrounding areas. These high schoolers, who wanted to attend prom but didn’t have the resources to do so, were able to select a gown from a rack of nearly 1,000 donated dresses. MTI coordinated a shoe drive to triple the number of heels and dress shoes the Dream Center had last year.
The event recruited 90 volunteers this year to give each high school student a tailored shopping experience.
“I was honored to work with the PROMise of Hope to help teens have a memorable prom night experience,” said Louie Schonauer, MTI’s Director of High School Admissions, “It was really a joint effort by MTI students and staff across all campuses, who came together to donate gently-worn dress shoes.”
MTI High School Representative Brittany Lawson shared more about the goal behind the event, saying,
“Everyone deserves the chance to feel confident and beautiful, and through the PROMise of Hope program, we were able to help so many deserving teens to achieve that feeling.”
For more information, contact the East Peoria campus at (309) 427-2750 visit MTI at www.MidwestTech.edu.
About Midwest Technical Institute
Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) offers hands-on training in several career fields, including mechanical trades, allied health, truck driving and cosmetology, to help students succeed as members of today’s rapidly-changing workforce. Midwest Technical Institute, along with its sister school, Delta Technical College, operates six campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions. For more information, visit www.MidwestTech.edu.
For more information or media inquiries, please contact Louie Schonauer, MTI’s Director of High School Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org