Autumn Tucker is a senior this year and knows all to well the pressures of Prom night, "You have to get your hair done, your nails, make-up, dress, shoes, jewelry.If you're going to renting a limo you have to get that."
It can add up quick, costing teens more than their allowance.
Tucker says, "I'd say 500-600 dollars maybe evern more than that for prom, maybe even 1,000"
They agree the girls may have more to worry about. Marcos Fuentes is a senior he says, "All we have to do is hair...Hair-cut. ...you gotta look sharp for the girl."
Tucker says, "there is a pressure especially if you're a girl. You want to look your best. You want to have the prettiest dress. You wanna be lookin' good that night."
It's that pressure that has people donating hundreds of dresses so everyone gets a chance to feel like a princess. That's why the Cinderella Project was created, it takes donated dresses and gives them to girls at no charge.
One of the founders, Kim Hulva says, "Not everyone can afford to purchase a dress and so it would eliminate them from having a chance to go to prom and I think it's important that everybody get that chance."
Cutting that cost gives more girls the chance to sparkle and shine, even if it is for just one night.
Tucker says, "I think everyone should experience it because you're only in high school one time in your life."
For more information on the Cinderella Project call Kim Hulva at MacArthur High School 217-424-3156.