Pretty dresses, cute shoes, hair and make-up are all part of the prom experience for millions of American girls. But for many teenagers living in foster care, the prom is just one more thing out of their reach. In Los Angeles County, where over 1,200 teen girls are in foster care, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers have stepped up to make sure prom happens for foster care kids with the two day special event Glamor Gowns Giveaway. This year, after an email from my wonderful bra shop (Jenette’s “where the alphabet begins at D”), I volunteered to help at the foundation garment table.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday April 9, 2010 5:26 pm|
Constance isn’t the first student to face discrimination at Itawamba Agricultural High School. Just before Constance spoke out about the discriminatory prom criteria, another student was forced to leave town.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday April 6, 2010 5:20 pm|
Faced with having to allow a lesbian couple to attend their high school prom, a town conspires to hold two proms–one for gay and physically handicapped student, and one for everybody else.