"While the road to this great achievement might not always have been an easy one, it's because of the strength and
determination of these students that they have successfully completed their last year of high school. When they
receive their diploma, it is because of the goals they have set and the commitment they've made to see them accomplished.
Mary Kay is proud to be a small part of the wonderful Inside the Dream program and I hope that in some way, we have helped
make these inspiring students' graduation night celebration a memorable one."
– Ray Patrick, President, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd.
"The biggest night of the Mary Kay year is Awards Night. It's a time to celebrate your accomplishments with exhilarating
pride and the ultimate in glamour. And for high school kids across the county, four years of hard work and determination
to succeed culminates into the biggest night of their life: prom. Continue reading"
– Mary Kay Cosmetics
"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of helping out at Inside the Dream and the joy and transformation that it brought
to the young ladies involved was incredible to see. If I could be a little fly on the wall for the graduation itself to
see them in their full glory on their special day, it would be wonderful.
As promised I am emailing you a note as a reminder that I would like to become more involved. You had mentioned that you
are in need of people for the Board of Directors next year and, if you could let me know what would be involved exactly,
I would appreciate it and hopefully will be able to join you and your team."
– Sandra McLean, Volunteer
"Thanks so much for making one of the girls in my class so happy! Her name is Ashley Michalek and she was so happy
today in class after she got her dress on Monday afternoon. It would have been nice to have more students involved,
but I can work on that for next year. Ashley is having such a positive last term of Grade 8 and this experience has
been great for her."
– Marc Proudfoot, Grade 8 Convener
"Just want to tell you just how proud I am of your efforts to make so many young people experience a wonderful
event in their lives. The two young ladies I brought were so overwhelmed with how generous the event was.
You gave them a sense of joy while looking forward to their graduation which would have otherwise would have
been scary or in one case she would not have attended. The Guidance counsellor is now spreading the word and
I am certain next year you will have a lot more to service."
– Patricia Codner, M.S.W., R.S.W., Teacher