Devereux Florida youth treated to unforgettable prom experience at ‘Night to Shine’
Youth from Devereux Florida were treated to an unforgettable prom experience at “Night to Shine,” a worldwide event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Each year, the Tim Tebow Foundation partners with churches around the world to offer individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities an evening of music, dancing and fun.
Devereux Florida youth, along with hundreds of other prom guests, were crowned kings and queens before hitting the dance floor to show off their best moves.
from Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida experienced all of the glitz
and glamour of a traditional prom during “Night to Shine,” a worldwide event
sponsored by the Tim
year, the foundation partners with churches around the world to offer
individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities an
unforgettable evening of music, dancing and fun.
year, 15 Devereux Florida youth – dressed to impress – arrived
by limousine at First Baptist Church in Windermere, Fla., where they walked the
red carpet as supporters cheered them on from behind red velvet ropes.
youth, along with hundreds of other prom guests, were crowned kings and queens before
hitting the dance floor to show off their best moves.
see our community and faith-based partners come together to provide such a
special night for the individuals we serve – many of whom have never had the opportunity
to attend prom – was
extraordinary,” said Devereux Florida Manager of External Affairs Lindsey Phillips. “Between the
limousine arrival and red carpet entrance, it truly was a night for all in
attendance to shine. Our youth said they ‘felt like stars.’” .
About the Tim Tebow Foundation …
In 2010, former
NFL quarterback and current professional baseball player Tim Tebow created the
Tim Tebow Foundation, whose mission is “to bring faith, hope and love to those
needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
launched Night to
Shine in 2014. Approximately 7,000 guests with special needs attended
the first event, which was held in 44 churches in 26 states and three
2019, Night to Shine was hosted by 655 churches in all 50 states and 24
countries, with about 100,000 prom guests in attendance.
grateful to the Tim Tebow Foundation, the partner churches and countless volunteers
for organizing this annual event,” Phillips shared. “For our individuals, it
was a night they will not soon forget, filled with smiles, laughter, singing,
and of course, lots of dancing.”
more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
||‘Tis the season of giving: Make Devereux your charity of choice on #GivingTuesday
This holiday season, family members and friends of Devereux can show their support for the nonprofit, and the youth and adults it serves, through the gift of giving.
||‘Tee-off for Autism’ golf tournament generates nearly $7,000 for adults with autism
More than 60 golfers showcased their swinging, driving and putting skills at the Jeffersonville Golf Course in Norristown, Pa., this fall for the third annual “Tee-off for Autism” golf tournament to raise critical funds for Devereux Pennsylvania’s Bridge Fund.
||Dr. Yolanda Graham discusses the Gender Affirmative Model on iHeartRadio’s Philadelphia Community Podcast
Take a listen as Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D. discusses the Gender Affirmative Model - the treatment of choice for transgender and gender expansive youth - with Loraine Ballard Morrill on iHeartRadio’s Philadelphia Community Podcast.
Yvette Jackson named executive director of Devereux Arizona
Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II has named Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, as executive director of Devereux Arizona, with campuses in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.
||Devereux’s Gwen Skinner appointed to Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission
Devereux Vice President of Operations Gwen Skinner was recently selected to serve on the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission.
||Devereux acquires Pennsylvania nonprofit to expand services for families
Devereux has acquired the Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center to expand services for youth and families living with autism and behavioral challenges.
||Autism Parenting Magazine article: “An exclusive look at AUTISM with Rayni Anderson Brindley”
Read this Autism Parenting Magazine article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President of Organizational Development Rayni Brindley, M.Ed., BCBA, as she shares her perspective about raising a child with autism.