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:
“When I was in high school, I attended Kingsbury and I always had everything I needed. I watched so many who had to go without. When I returned, it has always been in my heart to identify and help those young ladies in need.”
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:
“We want to get into classrooms and really try to reach out to the youth in the Mid-South and provide them with more opportunities, regardless of their background.”
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:
“I was honored to work with these young women to help them have a magical prom night experience. Everyone deserves the chance to feel confident and beautiful, and we were able to help deserving teens achieve that feeling.”
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:
“I asked the student if she had a color in mind and she said to me, ‘I don’t care I just want to be beautiful.’”
Oakhaven student Vacoriea Jones expressed gratitude for everyone who helped with the experience:
“Thank you for taking time out of your day to do this for me.”
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.
About 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 https://www.deltatechnicalcollege.com/.
For more information or media inquiries, please contact: Delta Technical College’s Campus President Tom Pullin at [email protected]