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2011 TWP "Imagine Me" Fundraising Weekend unveils Endless Possibilities

Posted by Deirdre Love on September 22, 2011 4:35 PM EDT
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The local non-profit organization Teens With a Purpose will hold their annual celebratory weekend Friday, November 4th & Saturday November 5th.  Each year a gala is held to raise funds for the continued work of TWP to reach out and make a difference in the lives of teens the “Imagine Me” campaign will combine the 2011 TWP Gala with Al Roker with the 14th Annual Teen Event: Imagine Me- A Theatrical Experience!  The advocacy work of Teens With a Purpose (TWP), a local youth development non-profit agency, has captured the attention—and wholehearted support—of media personality Al Roker of NBC’s Today Show.  Roker is a board member for the organization and will take part in the “Imagine Me” Fundraiser weekend.

NORFOLK, VAThe local non-profit organization Teens With a Purpose will hold their annual celebratory weekend Friday, November 4th & Saturday November 5th.  Each year a gala is held to raise funds for the continued work of TWP to reach out and make a difference in the lives of teens the “Imagine Me” campaign will combine the 2011 TWP Gala with Al Roker with the 14th Annual Teen Event: Imagine Me- A Theatrical Experience!  The advocacy work of Teens With a Purpose (TWP), a local youth development non-profit agency, has captured the attention—and wholehearted support—of media personality Al Roker of NBC’s Today Show.  Roker is a board member for the organization and will take part in the “Imagine Me” Fundraiser weekend.

 

2011 TWP Gala with Al Roker

November 4, 2011, 6pm-10pm

The Westin Hotel (located in Town Center, Virginia Beach)

4535 Commerce St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

 

14th Annual Teen Event: “Imagine Me – A Theatrical Experience!”

November 5, 2011, 11am-3pm

Crispus Attucks Cultural Center,

1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23504

 

The 2011 TWP Gala with Al Roker main goal is to honor youth in Hampton Roads with the  “Move Makers” award presented to youth who have beaten the odds and have triumphed over adversity and to raise funds to champion the Teens With a Purpose Mission: “We empower young people to change their lives, empower their peers and use their voices, their energy, their abilities to demonstrate the power to effect personal change, improve the lives of others and foster a more knowledgeable community that is more invested in both themselves and each other.” Simply put, to help build happy, healthy youth today and outstanding leaders for tomorrow! 

The 2011 Gala with Al Roker will also showcase music and drama from the teen production “Imagine Me”.  The night includes a live and silent auction with a wide range of items, from Lunch with Al Roker in New York; a tour of WAVY-TV stations’ studio, view a live taping of a TV show and dinner with Nicole Livas of WAVY-TV10; original art, jewelry, dining certificates; theater, sporting event tickets and more. The 2011 TWP Gala will also offer an exquisite cuisine plus dancing.

 

The next day TWP will have their 14th Annual Teen Event: “Imagine Me – A Theatrical Experience!”, November 5th at 11 a.m. at the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center in Norfolk.  Youth in Hampton Roads imagined producing an out of the box teen forum addressing teen issues with a totally youthful cast and crew. TWP will use peer-led activities and entertainment to address pressing teen issues.  “Imagine Me – A Theatrical Experience!” is in collaboration with Norfolk Parks, Recreation and Open Space and the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center, as well as an array of local artists, technicians and community organizations, committed to the training and development of youth leaders. Imagine Me will include workshops, lunch, and end with a curtain call mini concert “With a Purpose.”  The mission of “Imagine Me - A Theatrical Experience!” is to utilize the Arts to illustrate the possibilities in life too often overlooked.  The event will inspire older teens to become role models to younger people; develop youth mentors and community leaders.  This theatrical event will raise awareness in young people so they can better understand the consequences of their actions thus reducing their risk for: HIV/STI, Dating Abuse, Bullying, Suicide and Dropouts.

 

To purchase tickets to The 2011 TWP Gala with Al Roker visit www.TWPthemovement.org or call 757-503-3509, tickets are $65 adults, $55 youth. Admission to the “Imagine Me – A Theatrical Event!” is Free and open to the public but online registration is required.  To request additional information about either event, become a volunteer or request sponsorship information please call our administrative office at 757-503-3509 or email twpdirect@gmail.com  or visit www.TWPthemovement.org.

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