On April 11, 2019, young adults from across JEVS Human Services’ youth programs experienced the prom night they had long given up on.  100 students filled the ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel on South Broad Street to dance the night away and celebrate their accomplishments.

For a variety of reasons, the youth that attended this prom never completed high school.  However, with help from JEVS, they are working hard to earn their GEDs and gain the skills they need to get on the path to a career.  This prom was a celebration of the new beginning that comes with earning a diploma or GED and the bright future that lies ahead of each of these young people.

We would like to thank all of the generous supporters who donated prom dresses, jewelry, shoes and other items to ensure that our youth clients would be prom-ready.  In addition, we would also like to thank the following donors for helping to make this night so special:

Frankford Candy

Krain Outdoor Advertising

Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania

Junior League of Philadelphia

The Wedding Shoppe in Eagle Village

Mora Salon

Lastly, we would like to thank our amazing volunteers for donating their time and talents to make sure this was a great experience for the students.  From decorating the ballroom to assisting with hair and make-up, our volunteers went above and beyond to make sure that our youth clients had the prom night they’ve always dreamed of.

Photo Gallery

To view photos of all the prom fun, click HERE!

Media Mentions

This year’s youth prom was featured on CBS3 and KYW1060.  Click on the links below to view the stories:

JEVS Youth Prom – CBS3

JEVS Youth Prom –  KYW1060

KYW1060 Online Story with Video

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