Roseville student group collecting dresses for teens in need
Students for Students dress drive
What: Collecting gently used semi-formal and formal dresses, suits and dress shirts for youth in need
When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Drop-off locations: Granite Bay High School, 1 Grizzly Way; Roseville High School, 1 Tiger Way; Oakmont High School, 1710 Cirby Way; Woodcreek High School, 2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd.
Students for Students is collecting new and gently used semi-formal and formal dresses, suits and dress shirts to benefit local students in need.
The clothes will be for eighth graders preparing for promotion, and high schoolers attending prom or senior ball. Group founder, Skylar Martin, asks donors to professionally dry clean the clothes and keep them in the garment bag or on the hanger. Eligible students will receive an invitation from their district to select an outfit during a shopping day on March 16.
Skylar, a Woodcreek High School freshman, started the group to provide basic necessities such as clothing, school supplies, athletic equipment and shoes to students whose families are struggling financially so they have a better opportunity to succeed in school. Research shows that impoverished youth are about 50 percent less likely to graduate from high school than their peers.
Skylar, a Girl Scout for 10 years, attended the Girls World Forum in Chicago in July where she learned about the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of eradicating hunger and poverty, gender equality and empowering women, and ensuring environmental sustainability.
Young delegates were tasked with developing projects to address one of these goals. Skylar selected the goal of eradicating poverty.