Audrey Zavala has been feeding homeless people on skid row since she was little, she wrote.
“Doing so made me realize it’s important to get out of your comfort zone and help other people as much as possible.”One girl described a bad family situation.
The house has three bedrooms, but is cramped.“There’s already a lot of people staying at my granny’s,” she said.
“My uncle and aunties.”She gives back, she wrote, by teaching her nieces and nephews the things she’s learned from her basketball coaches, so they can excel at the game as she has. They make my eyes feel weird.”On May 24, the prom is scheduled to take place at The Reef, a waterfront restaurant in Long Beach about 12 miles southeast of the school campus.
Tiffani Cadogan’s mother, Theresa, died of breast cancer in 2015.
Tiffani took her mother to many of her doctor appointments, and cared for her until the end.
The back of the classroom, in one of those portable buildings that never move, had been turned into a dress store; long gowns and minis hung against the wall. The girls eyed the merchandise, silently making their picks.
Soon, they would disappear into the empty classroom next door, which had been turned into a dressing room, and reappear in astonishingly pretty prom dresses, some even teetering in impossibly high heels.
“I’ve been waiting for prom since I was 4 years old!
” said Nia Burton, who plans to attend Texas Southern University next year.