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Delta Technical College Partnered with Local Businesses to Give Deserving Teens the Prom Night of Their Dreams


Delta Tech Provided Hair & Makeup Services & Donated Prom Dresses to High Schoolers

Horn Lake, MS-Delta Technical College (Delta Tech) partnered with several local high schools, business and boutiques to provide prom dresses and cosmetology services to deserving high schoolers. This initiative aims to give young women and men the prom night of their dreams by providing donated dresses, jewelry, shoes and beauty services.Delta Tech worked with several high schools, including Kingsbury High School in Memphis, TN and Oakhaven High School, also in Memphis, to spread the word about the prom night donations and services available at Delta Tech.

Mrs. Camesha Couch, High School Clerical Assistant at Kingsbury, said this of the prom night initiative:

Students and staff at Delta Tech also worked with local boutiques, including Tatted Croc, a southern clothing line based out of Atlanta, GA, who provided dresses for the young ladies, and a local Memphis Boutique D. Nicole Collection, who provided accessories.

Charles Walker, Founder/CEO of Tatted Croc, explains his vision for the prom night initiative:

Delta Tech Cosmetology Program students provided high schoolers with prom hair and makeup services free of charge. Delta Tech’s School of Cosmetology houses a Student Salon, where students gain the real-world experience required to complete the Cosmetology Program and to get their state licensing in order to gain entry-level employment in the cosmetology field after graduation. All services are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

Lakethia Carter, Cosmetology Instructor at Delta Tech, shared her experience working with the high schoolers to create prom looks:

High school students were able to choose from several prom dresses and accessories at Delta Tech. Delta Tech staff and other volunteers aimed to give each high school student a fun “shopping” experience.

Mrs. Chiedza Zimuto, Senior Counselor at Oakhaven High School, shared a moment from the experience:

Oakhaven student Vacoriea Jones expressed gratitude for everyone who helped with the experience:

Throughout the month of April, Delta Tech is offering 50% off cosmetology services, like updos for hair and custom makeup, for prom night. Delta Tech plans to work with more high schoolers throughout the remainder of prom season.

For more information on the prom initiative, contact the Horn Lake, MS campus at (662) 280-1443. For more info on the Cosmetology Program, visit our website.

Delta Technical College Partnered with Local Businesses to Give Deserving Teens the Prom Night of Their Dreams from Midwest Technical Institute & Delta Technical College

Delta Technical College (Delta Tech) offers hands-on training in several career fields, including mechanical trades, allied health, truck driving and cosmetology, to help students succeed as a member of today’s rapidly-changing workforce. Delta Technical College, along with its sister school Midwest Technical Institute, operates six campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions. For more information, visit

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