Social Work Club Dances through Prom Party for Foster Youth

March 13, 2018 Grace Mitchell

For the past twelve years, the HSU Social Work club has hosted a prom party for foster youth, and this year’s celebration was bigger than ever.

Partnering with the CPS Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program, the social work club served 18 foster youth and one infant from Abilene, Brownwood, San Angelo, and Cisco. Twenty students volunteered, giving each girl one-on-one attention to find her perfect dress.

“The girls came nervous, but they left with smiles on their faces,” said Morgan Culpepper, social work club vice president. “It’s hard for foster parents to provide for their kids, especially when they have multiple girls. It feels good to be able to give back to them in this way.”

The girls were brought to HSU in a limo and given a tour of campus. During the party, they had the opportunity to pick out makeup, nail polish, and one or two prom dresses. They also heard President Bruntmyer explain HSU’s grants and scholarships.

The Social Work club would like to thank Chick-fil-A, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Domino’s Pizza, and everyone who donated a prom dress for making this event possible. This year, over 100 dresses were available for the girls to choose from. The social work club needs donations every year. To donate a dress, makeup samples, or new nail polish, contact Morgan Culpepper at