Teens With a Purpose will hold their Masquerade Ball on November 1, 2013 with Omarosa Manigault of NBC’s “The Apprentice” and Al Roker of NBC’s “Today Show.” The event will be held at the Half Moon Cruise Terminal in Norfolk at 6:00 p.m. The 16th annual event will be a must attend fundraiser with supporters of the local government and business community to celebrate the youth of Hampton Roads and the work of Teens With A Purpose, a peer-to-peer youth organization that promotes good decision-making and self-esteem. The issues range from gang violence and bullying to HIV/STD awareness, dating abuse, and distracted driving awareness. This year marks the 16th year of Teens With a Purpose serving the Hampton Roads community with teen programs.
Teens With a Purpose is pleased to announce the guest speaker will be Omarosa from The Apprentice. Omarosa Manigualt is a Professor at Howard University, business powerhouse and nationally recognized speaker. Omarosa's greatest passion is her international missionary work. In addition, Teens With a Purpose Board of Director, Al Roker of the Today Show will also be in attendance to support this impactful youth movement. Mr. Roker is one of America’s most trusted television personalities and an Emmy award-winning host of NBC’s ”Today.“ The Gala will be hosted by Nicole Livas, a co-anchor of WAVY News and Fox43 News.At the TWP Gala & Masquerade ball, youth are the VIP guests of the evening. Business, Government, School leaders, community parents and friends come together to honor youth and their mentors who are positively impacting their communities and to raise the funds necessary to support Teens With a Purpose programs in your community for the coming year. Some confirmed guests will be Congressman & Mrs. Rigell, Joe Thomas Regional Vice President of GEICO, and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim. The Gala’s theme this year is a Masquerade Ball as there will be a surprise unveiling during the event. The Gala will also including a live painting by a local artist, an exciting silent and live auction with priceless items, exquisite cuisine and will end with dancing.
Teens With a Purpose mission is “To create a platform to empower young people to use their voices, energy, abilities and talent to demonstrate their power to effect personal change and positively impact the lives of others through the arts and peer-led programs and events. We create a safe non-judgmental environment for self-expression for all young people as we continue to promote healthy life choices.”
Funds raised will support the Teens With a Purpose free programs that: Promote healthy lifestyles, Encourage personal development and growth, Reduce risky behaviors, Position youth in leadership roles that positively impact their communities, Offer spring break and summer teen leadership camps, Afford teens the opportunity to travel throughout the country as youth activists participating in pivotal rallies, marches, cultural arts events and festivals.Please contact Michelle Sims at TWPMichelle@gmail.com or phone (757) 747-2679 for information regarding sponsorships, program advertisement and tickets.
To purchase your tickets to the event, visit 2013TWPGala.Eventbrite.com. For event sponsorship, please call the TWP office at 757.747.2679.