LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — For high schoolers, prom season is just around the bend.
While going to prom can cost a pretty penny, thanks to LAFCU, it won’t cost a dime for one teen.
Eric Cooper goes to Everett High School. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit during his sophomore year, Cooper and his family did not have the resources available to learn virtually.
Cooper fell behind, but was able to, as a statement from LAFCU said, “thrive in the face of adversity.”
Lance Rhines, LAFCU’s former Local 459 Union representative, reached out to LAFCU and others to ensure that Cooper would have a great final year of high school.
Cooper’s community of supporters raised $1,120 to go towards prom clothes, a discounted car and more for the teen.
“He’s a great young man. He has a very bright and promising future,” said Robin Howell, LAFCU’s Chief Human Resource Officer.
Cooper’s prom is on May 13.
After graduation, Cooper will be attending Great Lakes Christian College on a full soccer scholarship.