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Prom Dreams Come True at Senior PROMise

March 26th, 2014

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Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is honored to once again support the Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation’s annual SENIOR PROMise, an inspiring initiative that enables economically disadvantaged young men and women in Chicago to look fabulous at their senior proms.

A team of cosmetology students and leaders from TUBC’s Bridgeview and Chicago campuses will do prom-perfect makeup and hairstyles for a select group of young adults who otherwise couldn’t afford to glam-up for what should be an important milestone for every teenager.

The high school seniors must also be in good academic standing in order to be selected for the prom makeovers. SENIOR PROMise includes pupils from the Queen of Peace High School, who will visit a TUBC campus on April 25th, Marist High School (May 9th) and North Lawndale College Prep High School (May 16th).

Numerous Chicago-based organizations such as the Latin School of Chicago, Francis Parker High School and Old St. Pat’s Church are offering generous donations to make the prom dreams of high school students come true. The Edward Touhy Foundation collects items such as formal dresses, handbags and shoes for the teens to wear. Other supporters include the Service Club of Chicago, Smith Senior Living Community Employees and the Geldner Center.

The SENIOR PROMise initiative forms part of Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation’s wider mission to provide vital resources to economically distressed students so they can graduate from charter and parochial high schools in Cook County, Illinois.

Brian Weed, CEO of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, says: “It’s a no-brainer for us to support this wonderful initiative. We truly understand the importance of education and enabling young people to have a brighter future, so we’re honored to be involved in this opportunity to help make a difference. Our cosmetology and esthetics students find it very rewarding getting involved in special charity initiatives, working to change lives by using their beauty skills.”

Mary Kay Touhy of The Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation, says: “Many high schoolers take going to their Senior Prom for granted, but it’s a sad reality that some students from poor backgrounds are unable to afford this magical experience. Senior PROMise is helping to change this by rewarding these students for their efforts at school. It is one of our most feel-good initiatives as everyone deserves to be a prince or princess for the day, whatever their background! We’re so grateful to all of our supporters, including Tricoci University of Beauty Culture.”

More about The Edward Touhy Guardian Foundation
The Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation was established in 2009 to provide resources to economically disadvantaged students so they can graduate from high schools in Illinois. These resources help the students move on to higher education and brighter futures for themselves and their families. So far the Foundation has awarded tuition and in-kind assistance to students at 13 high schools in Illinois. One hundred percent of these students received their high school diplomas, and all of them have entered institutions of higher learning in the fall after they graduated. For further information, please visit www.edtouhyguardianangel.org or connect at www.facebook.com/EdwardTouhyGuardianAngelFoundation.

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