PROMISE Prom Held For Local Teens

VAN BUREN (KFSM) --  A PROMISE Prom was held in Van Buren for local teens on Friday night (Aug.12).

The teens were not able to attend proms held at their local schools because of disabilities.

Arkansas PROMISE 2016 is a program for teens ages 14-17 who receive  Supplemental Security Income or SSI.

The teens have been working hard this summer to learn job readiness skills. They are taught to set goals and learn the skills necessary to help them enter the workforce.

The program is administered by Western Arkansas Employment Development Agency (WAEDA).

Some of the job sites that work in coordination with WAEDA are The Center for Art and Education in Van Buren, Van Buren Senior Center, Goodwill, the Sebastian County Humane Society, the Alma Public Library, Western Arkansas Ballet and Savers in Fort Smith.

The PROMISE Prom was held to help them celebrate their accomplishments and all of their hard work.