People Taking Action: Newport News church helps students find prom dresses

Posted at 6:32 PM, Mar 31, 2015

Newport News, Va. – Millions of teens take action each year in prep for prom, but a few local teens are getting their results from a different rack—the church.

About 200 teens hunted around for their dream gown at All Generations Church in Newport News for FREE! It’s all a part of their community outreach initiative at their peninsula dream center.

“At the beginning of the school year, I thought I was gonna have the money for this stuff and then stuff happened,” said 19-year-old Skylar Davidson. And that’s exactly the mission of the dream center—to find needs and meet them, even if done unconventionally.

T.J. Holmes, an All Generations pastor, said they simply do it because there is a real need in the community. He feels every girl deserves to go to prom—it’s a rite of passage.

NewsChannel3’s own Kurt Williams honored T.J. and the entire All Generations church for their actions with the People Taking Action award.

“I felt like, I don’t know how to explain it—I guess I felt special because I’ve never had anyone cater to me the way they did,” pleased Mileysha Milledge, 18.

McKinley Strother, WTKR Intern