There are times in life when it’s good to be just like everyone else. Little is more a rite of passage in life than your senior year in high school.
Partnering with local jewelers, photographers and clothing stores, Helpful Hands provides quality of life experiences for our local high school seniors by helping with such things as senior pictures, proms, high school rings, homecoming expenses, graduation gowns and more — all very important activities for that life-changing year.
We have heard from several of our recipients that this has encouraged them to strive harder to make a future for themselves. These teens live in at-risk homes. Walking across the stage at graduation, or looking at their shiny class ring represents overcoming obstacles, staying the course, determination and accomplishment.
Teen Program Partners
- Henkel’s & McCoy
- Seminole County Public School Guidance Counselors
Past Program Accomplishments
Here are some highlights of accomplishments since the program’s inception in 2012:
- Since this program began, we have tripled the number of local teens we have helped through our teen program while also doubling the number of services we provide to them, including:
- Class rings
- Graduation fees
- Caps & gowns
- Yearbooks and senior pictures
- Tuxedo rental for proms
- Funding for prom gowns
- We were even able to send some of these kids to their prom!