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Agencies to sponsor prom for Youngstown students

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program and a group of community agencies have joined to sponsor a Youngstown city prom for the graduates of 2020 and 2021.

As a result of Ohio stay-at-home orders and state restrictions, Youngstown City School District schools were not able to have a prom the last two school years.

To show the graduates the support of their community, a collaboration was formed to help them celebrate their achievements.

This event will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Byzantine Center at the Grove. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com and at 1327 Florencedale Ave., for $15.

Community partners are Youngstown UMADAOP, Oak Hill Neighborhood Association, A.C.T.I.O.N, Centering Pregnancy with Mercy Health, Coalition for Health Promotions, Minority Health of Youngstown City Health District, DivaDonations and others.

For more information, contact Takiyah Anderson, OCPS project director, 330-743-2772, Ext. 119 or email:

yumadaop.takiyah@gmail.com.

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