Prom Night in the Tropics


Palm trees weren’t the only things swaying on a recent evening at the Elks Club in Randolph, Mass. Students from the May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation in Brockton, Mass., our school for children and adolescents with brain injury, joined with their peers from the Ivy Street School to dance the night away at the schools’ biennial prom.

Young men dressed in their Sunday best and beautiful young ladies proudly displaying elaborate coiffures disembarked from party buses with huge smiles and great expectations.

The evening’s tropical theme made for quite a festive celebration. A tiki hut served as the beverage station, Hawaiian party favors adorned tables, and official prom night photos featured a tropical backdrop. Special song requests were played for the 70 prom-goers, who stepped and swayed to the tunes.

The May Center school provides educational, behavioral, medical, and rehabilitative services for children ages 5–22. May Center students take part in many typical adolescent experiences that positively impact their transition to adulthood. 

Use of the Elks Club facility was donated for the evening. The Fairy Godmother Project graciously outfitted some of the attendees.