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Many of us remember what it was like to attend our first school dance, prom, or homecoming. The hours of stress to find the right dress or the perfect matching tie, trying to remember your best dance moves, and the anticipation of the crowning of a king and queen made for a night of building great memories.

 Last week, the staff at the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) helped the youth we serve forget their worries for a few hours and prepare for a typical teenage milestone: PROM!

Staff spent Friday afternoon at the inaugural LAYN Throw Back Prom. The event was complete with tie-tying lessons, learning how to create boutonnieres and corsages, and constructing Prom King and Queen crowns.



“Many of our youth never thought they would be able to attend prom,” said Jazmine Wilson, LAYN Education Specialist. “We created this event to help them overcome their fears and apprehensions. The idea was to have a “practice prom,” so they are prepared for the real thing.”

LAYN staff joined in on the fun, sharing their own prom stories, throwback photos and even dressing up for the occasion. In all the youth left excited about the upcoming festivities.

“I finally know how to tie a tie,” exclaimed Jacob, a 17-year-old male youth in LAYN’s Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program. “No one has ever showed me how to do that.”


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If you’d like to donate items essential to a youth’s prom, please contact the Development Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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