Jefferson Goes to Prom - How the Opportunity Fund Impacted their Experience

Updated: May 18

In "normal" times, Jefferson High School would host a dinner for their students before prom. This tradition has taken place for the last eleven years, but with COVID-19 restrictions in place, it wasn't a possibility this year. With 76% of Jefferson students qualifying for free-or-reduced lunch, Assistant Superintendent, Anthony Asmus, reached out to the Success Foundation in hopes we'd be able to help create a meaningful prom experience for Jefferson students in the midst of the pandemic. What initially seemed to be a daunting task quickly turned into a large community effort that supported meals, dresses and accessories, and hair and makeup.