SUNDAY, MARCH, 15 2020 @ THE FILLMORE, SILVER SPRING, MD
jOURney to inspire, a gala for teens creating change
A Night to Remember!
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, 2020 Gala co-Chair
3rd Annual jOURney to inspire Sunday, March, 15 2020
The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD 6-10pm
TEENS CREATING CHANGE
Tickets for Devenio’s Journey to Inspire, a gala for teens creating change are available to:
High school students- $25 (includes $25 in Devenio Dollars for silent auction bidding)
Eighth grade students- $25 (includes $25 in Devenio Dollars for silent auction bidding)
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 online fundraising campaign and every 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.
ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY WITH
Jamie Watts, #jamierunstheworld. “There is nothing more powerful than getting involved with your community, especially as someone with a disability.” -May 2018 . Jamie is a local runner from Virginia, who has finished hundreds of races and happens to have cerebral palsy. In 2016, she ran 34 races in one year; however, Jamie “…didn’t think a marathon was on the table for her…”. Then in May 2018, she finished her first marathon in New Jersey when a race director gave her the opportunity. Leading up to race day, Jamie told a local reporter, “When I finish this accomplishment, it will be a team effort.” Jamie’s story is truly of an inspired community- one that made it happen as well as those she is able to share it with.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
DEVENIO DANCE- Our very own dance program that is empowering people with intellectual disabilities, enlightening their communities, and inspiring inclusion through the art and discipline of dance.
Thank you those who donated in 2020!
|Leon Harris & NBC4||EDENS|
|Golden State Warriors||Henry's Sweet Retreat|
|Washington Capitals||Ledo's Pizza, Wheaton|
|Markoff's Haunted Forest||Andrea Joseph Photography|
|Corepower Yoga||Bike and Roll|
|Charlie Palmer Steak, DC||The Fillmore|
|Simon Says Yoga||Sophie Blake New York|
|Scout and Molly's Boutique||Kokie Professional|
|Lather Spa||Kim Reed|
|Alex & Ani||Amy & Jeff Abdow|
2020 Gala Planning Committee
Stacy Shin and Gowri Malik, Quince Orchard HS
|Stacy Shin||Quince Orchard|
|Gowri Malik||Quince Orchard|
|Emme Mitchell||St. John's College HS|
|Panda Margaronis||St. John's College HS|
|Brendan Beilke||Georgetown Prep|
|Hadleigh Locraft||Holy Cross|
|Veronika Lawson||Walter Johnson|