DRESSED TO IMPRESS WITH THANKS TO PROJECT PROM
A young man came to see us to borrow a suit, he was shy, nervous, timid and his body language reflected this as he leaned forward with closed shoulders and didn’t make eye contact.
His school had paid for his prom ticket and he was originally going to attend the prom in his school shirt and trousers, however, the Project Prom donations meant he was able to borrow a brand new suit.
The Youth Zone member and his mother were extremely touched and very emotional when we turned up at his house to deliver the full package.
This is a day this young man will never forget. We are filled with pride that together we have helped him attend his prom looking his best, feeling confident and free of the worries and stress of not fitting in or being conscious about what he was wearing.
That night he approached us with such confidence to thank us for what we had done.
His approach and demeanor was the complete opposite from the first meeting we had with him, he was confident, his body language had changed and he stood there chest wide open with a strong posture, confident and filled with pride.
Together with support from OnSide, the team at the Youth Zone have made this young man’s dream come true and demonstrated the impact of an OnSide Youth Zone.
Thank you to ASOS, Boohoo and Timpson from the entire team at Blackburn Youth Zone.