DEVENIO

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019 @ THE FILLMORE, SILVER SPRING, MD

TEEN GALA

jOURney to inspire,

a gala for teens creating change

Devenio’s annual jOURney to inspire, a gala for teens creating change is planned BY teens and FOR teens in support of Devenio's programs and events for individuals with disabilities and to also inspire students to use their voice to have a positive impact in their communities. The Teen Gala is held at The Fillmore in Silver Spring in the late winter and is a night of inspiration for teens in the DC metro area. Beginning with a red carpet and marquis lights welcoming the students, the evening offers speakers, performers, a silent auction, dinner and dancing for approximately five hundred high school students.

 

“Working on the inaugural jOURney to inspire teen gala taught me so much about our community and the impact I could have when you wish to see change in the world. I guarantee that attendees left with a lesson that they will value for the rest of their lives and that truly is what makes this event so special.” -Caleigh, 2018 Gala co-Chair

2nd Annual jOURney to inspire

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD

6-10pm

TEENS CREATING CHANGE

TICKETS

Tickets for the 2nd Annual jOURney to inspire Teen Gala
are available NOW!

 

$30- Early Bird Special for FIRST 200 Single Gala Tickets Purchased

(includes $25 in Devenio Dollars to start your silent auction bidding!)

 

$50- Single Teen Gala Ticket

(includes $25 in Devenio Dollars to start your silent auction bidding!)

HONORARY CHAIR

Kyshoen Jarrett

 

Kyshoen Jarrett, former Washington Redskin Safety and Special Teams player, will join Devenio at it's 2nd Annual jOURney to inspire, to celebrate a night of teens creating change. Drafted in 2015 by The Redskins, Jarrett suffered a career ending injury in the season finale, and is now a coaching intern with the team working with defensive backs and special teams units.  We look forward to Kyshoen sharing how his versatility, toughness and natural instincts that got him selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft have supported his ability to face and overcome a life altering challenge.

WIN WITH DEVENIO DOLLARS

Silent Auction & Devenio Dollars

 

The Teen Gala silent auction is filled with fantastic items such as NBA signed jerseys, unique gift baskets, gift cards, priceless experiences and so much more.  Participate in the silent auction by creating an on-line fundraising campaign and very dollar raised for Devenio is a Devenio Dollar for YOU TO BID IN OUR SILENT AUCTION!

 

Silent Auction FAQ

Students who create a fundraising page, will receive Devenio Dollars for their amount raised, which they will use to bid on silent auction items at the gala.

Can you use cash/credit card to bid?  Yes, but select items will ONLY be available for Devenio Dollar bidding.

Can adults bid on items?  Some.  There will be a group of select items available “ONLINE ONLY”  from 2/22- 2/15 and they can also bid on items that are not limited to Devenio Dollars at the gala.

Empower. Inspire.  Educate.

Speakers

 

Sarah Dorros is a young women with Autism.  Her bravery in opening herself up, with raw honesty about what it means to have the type of Autism that she calls the “total brain, body disconnect kind”, is an experience to be treasured and valued.

 

Maddie Mitchell is a high school senior at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, advocate and co-chair of the jOURney to inspire teen gala.  She will share with us how she is currently using her voice to create change; at her school, in her classrooms and among her peers through her Ted Talk, filled with candid moments that all attendees can relate to, about the R-Word.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Performances

 

Once again, Devenio Dancers will take the stage to share their infectious and inspired dance performance.  Devenio Dance is a program through Devenio and provides a dance experience that is rigorous, supportive, and fun for teens and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities! Long-term, continuous participation promises time to forge lasting relationships, enduring performance skills, and growth in work and life competencies outside the dance studio.

GALA  DONATIONS

Thank you those who donated in 2019!

 

2019 donations are still coming in! If you are interested in donating to the silent auction or sponsoring the 2nd Annual jOURney to inspire teen gala, please email admin@devenio.org.  We greatly appreciate your partnership and support of this great event and cause!

 Amy & Jeff Abdow

Artfully Designed at New Wave Salon

Blue Fin Crafts

Buffalo Wild Wings

Canopy by HIlton

Charlie Palmer Steak

Elana Designs, LLC

Ford's Theater Tickets

Gena & Brian Mitchell

Georgetown Athletics

Henry's Sweet Retreat

Kendra Scott

Lily James

Mary Jo & Duncan Slidell

Matt & Patti Charvat

Matthew Bly & Krista Nunez

Megan Roldan

Mitchell Family

Original Pancake House

Potomac Pizza

Race4Respect

SCOUT Bags

The Sports Junkies 106.7 The Fan Radio

Susan & JP Kelly

St. John’s College High School

Sweetbay Yoga

Under Armor

Tony Dialo

Under Armour

Vamoose Bus

Yeager Family

GALA PREPARATIONS

2019 Gala Planning Committee

 

Maddie Mitchell (co-chair) St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

JP Keeling (co-chair) BCC

Sophie

Sophie

Brendan

Angelina

Francesca

Tony

Adrienne

Bennett

Jamie

Lily

Veronica

Hadleigh

Megan

Emme

Maia

Will

Maggie

Olivia

Nina

Cece

Megan

Morgan

Annabel

Gracie

Begonia

Jules

Axelrod

Barnello

Beilke

Casimates

Ciatto

Diallo

Fine

Goeke

Gordon

James

Lawson

Locraft

Locraft

Mitchell

Morell

Parsons

Patterson

Pineda

Pollack

Price

Roldan

Wiese

Yeager

Yoon

Zapata

Ciatto

GDS

St. Andrew's Episcopal

Georgetown Prep

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Stone Ridge

St. Andrew's Episcopal

St. Andrew's Episcopal

Whitman

Whitman

Whitman

WJ

Holy Cross

Holy Cross

St. John's College High School

Visitation

Georgetown Prep

Holy Child

BCC

BCC

Our Lady of Good Counsel

St. John's College High School

Whitman

Visitation

Churchill

Poolesville

Stone Ridge

 “I have never heard of an event like jOURney to inspire gala. My school does not have any students with disabilities, and it made me incredibly happy to see all of the attendees introduced to the disability community in such a cool way.”

-Gala Volunteer, Program Participant Sibling

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