Prom Genie in and out of the ballroom


Kali Ingels, Reporter

Each girl should be able to go to prom, whether they have the money to spend on a dress or not, that is the Prom Genie’s motto. This prom themed non-profit organization is located in Carmel and Helen Lewis is the founder and the president of this organization. Prom Genie provides prom dresses to disadvantaged juniors and seniors. As well, they are offering a supplemental scholarship for senior high school girls.

“Giving a young lady the opportunity to attend her prom is one of our goals,” Lewis said. “We also like to see them continue their education.”

Lewis says they understand that in the economy’s current state, a scholarship paying for room and board is not always enough. So, Prom Genie will be offering three different 2,000 dollar scholarships. The criteria for applying for following scholarship concludes each of the girls must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be currently enrolled as a senior, proof of financial assistance, two letters of recommendation and an application to a four year college or university.

Prom Genie will also be having a fashion show and scholarship luncheon on April 26, 2015 at The Willows. During the event, the three winners will receive their 2000 dollar scholarships. Prom Genie will then be having an event called Boutique Days. In this event, they will give free prom dresses to high school girls who are in need of a dress. These dresses are on a first come, first serve basis. The event will be on April 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Boutique Days are going to be held at the Marten House. Lewis would like all of the girls, who are interested in the scholarship, to have all of their papers in to the school by March 20, 2015.

For more information about the scholarships and the prom dresses, students are able to find a Prom Genie packet in Student Services.