40 homeless students in Chicago attend first-ever prom

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CHICAGO — Forty homeless students in Chicago were able to attend their very first prom on Saturday, thanks to Teen Living Programs Chicago and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Heart.

It was the first time the organizations held a prom.

The prom was held at the lower level of Life Center Church of God in Christ. The colors were navy and white along with a candy table and plenty of cupcakes.

There was an elected prom king and queen, the voting was based on recommendations from the student’s social workers. There were even performances throughout the night starring the students.

Additional local and national organizations provided the men with tuxedos and the women with complimentary professional hair and make up sessions.

Teen Living Programs Chicago serves homeless girls from ages 14-24,  while the Sisterhood of the Traveling Heart focuses on girls and teens around the world.

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