Sixth Annual One-Stop Grad Shop Removes Barriers to Taking Part in Graduation Celebrations


hopping for graduation attire can be expensive, so for the sixth year, King George School is partnering with Brantford Police Services to provide an opportunity for Grade 8 students to find a special outfit, without the price tags. 

"For many students, the Grad Shop is not just about finding the right outfit, but also about feeling a sense of belonging and inclusion within their family," said Stephanie Slaman, Vice-Principal of King George School. "By coming together to support the next generation, the community is sending a powerful message of solidarity and encouragement to these young individuals as they transition into the next chapter of their lives."

The One-Stop Grad Shop offers dresses, suits, jackets, dress shirts, shoes and accessories to Grade 8 students free of cost. Students and their families can visit King George School on Wednesday, May 15 from 3-7 p.m. to find the perfect outfit and accessories. 

Donations are being accepted at the Brantford Police Station until Tuesday, May 14 at 12 p.m.

Events such as the One-Stop Grad Shop are supported by Grand Erie’s Multi-Year Plan, which works to promote equitable practices that help students and families feel safe, welcomed, and included.

One-Stop Grad Shop: 

  • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Location: King George School (265 Rawdon Street, Brantford)
  • Time: 3-7 p.m.

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