our values

The Princess Project is guided by seven core values. We strive to honor these values in every decision we make, every action we take, so that we can continue to provide a fun and memorable experience to the teens we serve, the volunteers that help and our generous donors and partners.

  • We CELEBRATE bodies of all sizes and avoid using body imagery in our marketing and outreach. Body-oriented graphics and artwork-like torso silhouettes, outlines or generic, stock prom photos-inadvertently convey an idealized body size, style and look. Instead, The Princess Project uses images of the teens we serve with their permission and royalty-related imagery like tiaras and crowns to celebrate the beauty and diversity of teens everywhere, in every size.
  • We VALUE the importance of recycling and of using the earth’s resources wisely. We seek to show our respect for this recycling process by treating each clothing, shoe and/or accessory donation as valued and important.
  • We TRUST that teens who are in financial need of formal wear, shoes and/or accessories will attend The Princess Project events, and we welcome them without question. In turn, we foster the important trust of our donors, who give to The Princess Project with the intent that teens in need will benefit.
  • We strive to OFFER meaningful volunteer leadership opportunities and seek to provide a venue for volunteers to grow personally and professionally. We seek to make The Princess Project planning process rewarding, educational, and fun for our volunteers.
  • We strive to INCLUDE representatives of teens that we serve in our decision-making processes.
  • We strive to CREATE a respectful, fun atmosphere for the teens we serve at our events.
  • We strive to include the DIVERSITY of people represented in our communities and our volunteers.