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1st Annual Spring Formal

Submitted by on Saturday, 12 May 2012No Comment

First Annual Youth First Texas Spring Formal

Friday May 25th 2012, 7pm to 12am

Youth First Texas’ Drop-in Center

In the absence of the Dallas Resource Center’s annual Gayla Prom.  Youth First Texas has launched its first Spring Formal for LGBTQ youth ages 14-22 and their allied friends.  Youth from Youth First Texas, SMU interns, and Youth First Texas Volunteers came together within weeks to put together this event.  The outpouring of donations from the greater Dallas area and from the National Adam Lambert Fan Club has been overwhelming. Decorations, food, formal clothing, and much more has been coming in each day supporting Youth First Texas.  Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts School instructors and students will be providing the catering for this event– an amazing and appreciated contribution.

Youth First Texas continues to provide a safe-space for LGBTQ-A youth and a “prom” or formal is a right of passage that is easily attended by most youth– but can be difficult for those who may not feel safe at their school due to their gender, orientation or other reason.  We welcome all.  There is no cost for any youth to attend this event– however, donations will always be welcome. DJ Matt Purvis will be on hand as well as lighting provided by the Scattergoods, and PFLAG will be providing photography services as well as others.

The youth will be eligible to participate for Spring King and Queen– and many different raffles to win great prizes including iPods, gift-cards and much more.  The first 50 youth to attend– get a great SWAG bag full of great gifts from cosmetics to gift-cards and much more.

We will need volunteers, in three shifts, which include those who do set-up and decorations, general chaperones to monitor the event, and a third shift which is the close down and tear-down for the clean-up.  All volunteers will be required to attend a short-briefing from the Prom coordinators.  Parents are welcome to attend and spend time in the Parent’s lounge if they desire.

Learn more as we count-down to Spring Formal night on Facebook (Youth First Texas) and our Twitter feed (@yftprograms or call our main number and get more information.

NOTE:  Security will be tight for this event and their is a no tolerance policy for smoking, drugs, alcohol, intoxication and there will be no- in-and-out at the event.

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