The Young Women Prom Event is one of the signature events put on by Empower Hawaii in collaboration with other community partners. The event was started in 2015 on the Westside of Oahu to increase self respect and self worth among teenage girls through the words of confident women, modest dress, and empowering actions.
In 2019, a second event was added on the North Shore of O'ahu and to impact, reach, and empower more young women. It’s a free event for the community that helps to prepare young women for their special night, and prepares families to start an open dialogue about self-esteem and self-confidence. We invite inspiring speakers to share their story, choose 12 girls from the community to do a fashion show in partnership with a local designer, and end the night with a free prom dress, shoes, and jewelry for all young women in attendance.
If you would like to donate new or gently used prom dresses, you can drop to any Jeans Warehouse location on the island of O'ahu or Shaka Moa Eggs in Ma'ili.
All attendees will be registered on a first come first serve basis. Tell your friends, mark your calendars, see you there!