For the fifth year in a row Toronto Police Service members teamed up with Inside the Dream in assisting grade eight and high school graduates have a great prom night.
Inside the Dream is a non-profit , charitable organization run by volunteers that aims to provide graduating students with formal wear for their graduations. Designer gowns, dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes, accessories, perfumes and colognes are donated and given to the selected graduating students facing economic difficulties.
Boutique Day allows the graduating students to personally select their outfits and accessories for their graduation. Once they are outfitted from head to toe, a professional photographer is on site to have the students walk the red-carpet to fully capture this exciting moment.
Inside the Dream accepts referrals from schools, family members and case-workers across the Greater Toronto Area. This year 285 students were selected and were provided the opportunity of enhancing their self-image and uplifting their self-esteem by participating in this annual event.
Ruth Renwick, the founder of Inside the Dream, said the day is not all about clothes.
“It’s amazing having the Toronto Police involved year after year. The kindness and compassion that the officers provide the students assists the youth in feeling empowered. The one-on-one mentorship with the students on Boutique Day provides for an even more memorable experience for the graduating students' transformation."
Inside the Dream, provides underprivileged students an unforgettable experience and assists them in celebrating their graduation.
“This is a great initiative involving community partners, youth and police all working together in empowering the youth. The students recognize their accomplishment of graduating and are inspired to succeed," said Sergeant Mandy Morris, of 31 Division.