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Adrian Walker

Prom Night for students trying to get back on track

They arrived at the one of the most cherished rites of early adulthood, Prom Night, with all the awkwardness of any senior class.

There they were at the City Year headquarters in the South End, an institutional venue that had been transformed into a dance hall with decorations, purple balloons, and a lot of lights. The revelers came from neighborhoods all over Boston. Some are students at alternative high schools, though many aren’t enrolled in school at all. Others are working for their GED, or training for a job.

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