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Dreams For Kids DC (DFKDC) is bringing back DFKDC PROM with partners EDC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) and On The Edge Children's Foundation (OTE)!
WELCOME TO THE 2017 DFKDC PROM: UNDER THE BIG TOP!
This special evening will feature dancing, snacks, VIP guests, entertainment, a red carpet, and SO MUCH MORE!
Who: This event is open to children and teens and young adults with disabilities 13 years of age to 30 years of age. We will also need about 30 volunteers to make this night a success! We are also offering a date night donation option for volunteer/donor couples who want to be a part of this inclusive PROM experience :)
What: The third DFKDC PROM held by DFKDC, EDCJCC, and OTE will have a circus theme - "Under The Big Top". The evening will be filled with dancing, entertainment, and much more!
When: The event will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Where: EDCJCC: 1529 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036 (Please use the Q Street entrance, you will see a red carpet outside and signage)
There will be parking available on site at the EDCJCC parking lot, but space is extremely limited. There is free parking on the streets surrounding the DCJCC. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early to look for parking. The EDCJCC is also located about 5 blocks (10-15 minute walk) from the Dupont Circle Metro Station (off the red line) - take the Q Street exit from the station and walk 5 blocks directly east on Q street toward 16th Street (DCJCC is on the corner of 16th and Q Streets NW). If needed, we can coordinate a group bus from Maryland and Virginia, if you are interested in this, please email Glenda at GFU@Dreamsforkids.org
More info: Dress to impress (semi-formal)! Think cocktail dresses, suits and/or slacks and button downs!
Questions/Comments? Please contact Glenda Fu at GFU@Dreamsforkids.org
Entertainment to include:
DJ NEEKOLA, International DJ and founder of PELONKEY
Snacks & Punch
Jugglers, balloon artist, face painter
- BY SIGNING UP AS A PARTICIPANT OR VOLUNTEER, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE FOLLOWING WAIVER: http://dreamsforkidsdc.org/participant-waiver-form/
THANK YOU TO SPONSORS:
ROB & PAIGE ROBERTORY
About Dreams For Kids DC
Dreams For Kids DC provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. DFKDC events are adaptive sports clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through our events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. A lot of these children have been bullied in schools, and are left out of activities with able-bodied children. The empowerment and self confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie.
About DC Jewish Community Center
The Washington DCJCC is the Jewish community's address in our Nation's Capital, providing uniquely urban educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the DC community inside and outside the beltway. The goals of the Washington DCJCC are to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services. The Center accomplishes these goals in ways that reflect the unique location and role of the Center in the nation's Capital and the many contributions of the American Jewish community in the United States. While the Center is designed primarily to fulfill the needs of the Jewish community and to preserve and enhance the culture, traditions, ethics, and philosophy of Judaism, membership and participation in activities of the Center are open to all residents of the metropolitan area. The Washington DCJCC is a member of the Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA), a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and a designated agency of the United Way.
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Dreams For Kids DC
Dreams For Kids DC provides free life-changing activities to empower children with physical and mental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. Dreams For Kids DC (DFKDC) provides adaptive sports clinics for children with disabilities between the ages of 4-24. Many of these children are bullied in schools and left out of activities with their able-bodied peers. DFKDC clinics empower this often isolated group to come off the sidelines and participate in activities such as waterskiing, dance, football and ice hockey, sometimes for the very first time. The self-confidence gained through these programs carries over from the field and rink to the home and classrom, allowing each participant to realize that theie disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams.