Say Sure to Promenade returns to Atlanta

Photograph by Isaiah Singleton/The Atlanta Voice

Say Sure to Promenade returns to Atlanta for a consecutive yr, its twelfth general.

Warner Bros. Discovery handled 500 Atlanta college students to one-on-one styling periods with Monte Durham of TLC’s Say Sure to the Costume: Atlanta and WBD staff to assist them develop their distinctive promenade look and elegance. 

The Atlanta faculties concerned within the styling periods embody KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Carver Early Faculty + Cristo Rey Atlanta, Mundy’s Mill Excessive Faculty, McNair Excessive Faculty, North Clayton Excessive Faculty, and Carver STEAM Academy.

This yr’s SAY YES TO THE PROM expertise features a collection of on-trend clothes and hundreds of sneakers and equipment from Macy’s, in addition to customized tuxedo fittings and trend-forward menswear leases supplied by Males’s Wearhouse. Cosmetics have been donated by Glamnetic, Glamlite, and Lottie London, and L’Oréal USA donated hundreds of merchandise together with fragrances, make-up, and beauty instruments for hair and make-up consultations from established CNN stylists all thoughtfully curated to get college students feeling and looking their finest for an evening to recollect. 

Classes included a scholar welcome and introduction by Durham and Adria Alpert Romm, Chief Folks and Tradition Officer, WBD in addition to a procuring expertise together with styling from Durham and WBD Atlanta staff, in addition to hair and make-up software by CNN artists. 

Photograph by Isaiah Singleton/The Atlanta Voice

North Clayton Excessive Faculty seniors Kaylan Hawkins, Lucy Adams, Sa’niyah Snell, and Marsha’ Dossie spoke to The Atlanta Voice about how they every really feel in regards to the occasion. 

“I really feel superb. It looks like my senior yr has gone proper already and we aren’t even over the semester but,” Hawkins mentioned.

“I really feel good. I really feel assured and I really feel like that is an incredible alternative for younger folks in our technology in the present day,” Adams mentioned. 

“I really feel superb proper now. This implies a lot to me and all the women right here as a result of we get to map out our whole course of for our proms,” Snell mentioned. 

“I’m feeling good. Choosing my clothes means to me that senior yr is coming to an finish, and I did this at an early age,” Dossie mentioned. 

Along with giving deserving highschool college students the chance to buy an entire promenade look, college students have been supplied with assets to find out about careers within the media and leisure trade, together with tailor-made displays exploring movie and TV manufacturing roles in partnership with RE:IMAGINE. 

As well as, SAY YES TO THE PROM works with the Emma Bowen Basis, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The Posse Basis, and T. Howard Basis gives juniors and seniors from underserved communities info on mentorship, internship, and scholarship assets that transcend the promenade and provides them the arrogance and instruments crucial to attain their future targets and desires. 

For extra info, go to https://www.tlc.com/type—self-care/packages/say-yes-to-the-prom.

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