Dancing | Silent Auction | Speakers | Performers | Dinner | FUN
's 2nd 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.
Race4Respect™ 5K & 1K Kids Dash is the only event in the nation's capital to stop traffic for Down Syndrome Awareness. Over 1500 participants, R4R provides special education grants to schools in the DC metro area.
2017 Best 5K Winner, RunWashington
Devenio Dance empowers people with intellectual disabilities, enlightens their communities, and inspires inclusion through the art and discipline of dance.
"We got to break free and dance your heart out. Heart pumping." ~Devenio Dancer
Devenio Soccer provides a team for over 125 individuals with cognitive, physical and developmental disabilities, because everyone deserves the opportunity to be on a team with their friends.
"I love soccer, I am able to fit in here." ~ Devenio Soccer Player
ACTUALLY, I CAN. The Teen Gala teaches students to use their voice to create change for their passion.
"Seeing my peers open their eyes to the disability community made me realize that Devenio has brought us that much closer to a society that accepts differences." ~2018 Gala Co-Chair