The Teens With a Purpose (TWP) 2019 TWP Gala will be held November 7th at The Chrysler Museum. It promises to be an evening filled with inspiration as we celebrate Hampton Roads teens’ crowning achievements through the Move Maker Awards & Scholarship Program. Move Makers definition: a Young person who has persevered in spite of adversities that may have held him/her back in the past. Going from unsung heroes to Teens!
The Move Maker Award is intended to honor young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who have made significant strides. This year there is a special focus with young people in the St. Paul’s Quadrant. A MoveMaker is a person who has persevered in spite of adversities that may have held him/her back previously. The Move Maker Awards has been a key part of the annual gala since 2010.
Teens With a Purpose is the only Hampton Roads organization that provides year-round arts-based youth development programs where teens become the peer leaders. Our decades of service focuses on the areas most vulnerable youth. Teens With A Purpose programs are accessible to every young person. Gala supporters like you, make it possible for this unique program to be offered at no cost to its participants. This work takes place in Hampton Roads class rooms, in their urban garden, in the only teen center in Norfolk and in communities throughout the region. Hard work and outstanding results have earned TWP local, regional as well as national recognition. Our MISSION is to create a platform that empowers young people to use their voice, creativity, reflection and action to affect personal growth, transform lives and impact surrounding communities.