Dress for Success brings its mobile career center to Valley schools

Yamilex Lopez, a senior at Cesar Chavez High School, says she can't wait for her peers to come and check out the Dress for Success Phoenix Mobile Career Center because it doesn't look like your average office on wheels.

"When they see it, they're gonna be shocked cause when I walked in, I was like, 'Whoa, this is serious, this is an actual boutique and I"m amazed,'" she said.

Sixty female students will get professional career training and work attire as part of the larger program to help prepare Valley students for future careers.

"With a generous grand from Bank of America, we've been given the opportunity to touch 1,000 high-schoolers' lives," said Lisa Dormol, founder and CEO of Dress for Success.

The program is especially geared towards girls who may not be able to make it to college, but it's also helping the higher education bound students who've helped create the program.

"A lot of times, I struggle with being confident with myself and this definitely helped me be able to speak to people, help me with college readiness, it helped me apply to one of the top schools in the nation; Georgetown," Mariah Sheppard said.

Mariah says the program has taught her so much, but above all, to believe in yourself and that limited means does not have to translate to limited success.

"I still can come to school every day, I still can have a smile on my face, I can still rank number one on my class, so I want people to know if you just put your mind to it, you can do everything," she said.