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We’re crowd funding to raise money for our 10-year anniversary event, TeenFest 2K14. Please consider donating $10. It's quick; it's easy; it's a great cause. Thank you. 

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TeenFest(ival) 2K14, the 10-year anniversary celebration, is Saturday, May 17 at Carolina Theatre!

Join the 10-year anniversary celebration of TeenFest(ival) community public health "edu-tainament" event focused on substance abuse prevention and violence reduction Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, NC. The day's activities begin with teen, adult, and elementary age workshops on information relevant to the TeenFest themes. The second part of the event is the teen talent showcase competition of original acts with an anti-drug or anti-violence theme. Contestants are students ages 14 - 19 that are top scorers from the auditions. Cash prize awards: 1st place - $1,000; 2nd place - $500; 3rd place - $250.

A live DJ, door prizes, audience participation and a panel of celebrity judges help lend to the festive atmosphere. The event also features a Resource Display Area of local agencies offering information and services.  All TeenFest activities are free and family-friendly.

TeenFest 2K14 Concert: In celebration of our 10-year anniversary, Grammy Award winning group Full Force and teen pop senstations Love Jones Girlz will perform a special concert immediately following the teen talent showcase. The concert is free to all TeenFest 2K14 attendees.

Celebrity Appearances: Singer/Reality TV star Trina Braxton and Grammy Award winning group Full Force are among the confirmed celebrity judges for the Teen Talent showcase competition. 


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Full Force


Trina Braxton


Love Jones Girlz


Talent Showcase FINAL AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 26; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N. Driver Street, Durham, NC 27703 - 4 pm. Open to students ages 14 - 19. All acts must be original and must have an anti-drug or anti-violence theme. Acts must be between 4 - 5 minutes.

The top 10 scoring acts from the online and live auditions will be invited to compete at TeenFest 2K14 on Saturday, May 17 for cash prizes. Click here for TeenFest Audition Registration and Rules form.

 WilliamMannehCongratulations to William Manneh of Greensboro NC who uploaded his video audition and won a guaranteed spot to compete at TeenFest 2K14 for the $1,000 top prize!





Sponsorship Opportunity: TeenFest Foundation is seeking sponsors that want marketing and co-branding opportunities with our proven, well-respected, annual community event. We offer several sponsorship levels with varying price ranges.  Parents don't just drop off their teens -- they stay; 40% of our audience is comprised of adults! Contact Donna-maria at 919-630-7227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for sponsorship levels and details.

Display Table Opportunity: Local organizations are invited to host a display table at TeenFest 2K14 to reach our diverse audience of teens and their families. Table cost is $250. Click here for details and form.

TeenFest One-Sheet: All the information you need about TeenFest 2K14 on one sheet. Click here

More about TeenFest

TeenFest Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to develop and nurture teens to become immediate peer health educators and leaders in their natural environments, specifically on the topics of substance abuse prevention and violence reduction. We encourage teens to use their own creative voices to promote safe and drug-free communities.  Our main initiatives are:

TeenFest(ival) - annual, free, public health education event that features workshops for teens, adults and elementary age students; a talent showcase; resource area and more. The workshops focus on topics relevant to the TeenFest theme -- substance abuse prevention and violence reduction. The talent showcase continues the event's messaging through featured original acts that have an anti-substance or anti-violence theme. Youth ages 14-19 compete for $1,750 in prize money. TeenFest is held in Spring of each year (since 2005).

TeenFest Teen Partners - Teens affiliated with TeenFest partner agencies and who help plan and implement various projects. They volunteer at TeenFest(ival), contribute to the TeenFest Newsletter, participate in TeenFest TV, and volunteer in the community.

TeenFest TV - Features video performances of TeenFest winners and TeenFest Performance Troupe members, as well as video vignettes of teens and adult experts openly and honestly discussing topics relevant to teen issues and behaviors. The vignettes offer practical suggestions for teens on how to meet challenges related to substance abuse and violence. Click the "TF TV" button below to see the video clips.

TeenFest Radio - Features original music created by TeenFest winners and TeenFest Performance Troupe members. Music featured on TeenFest Radio does not contain derogatory or inflammatory language. Some selections have an anti-drug or anti-violence theme. Click the "TF Radio" button below and enjoy the music!

TeenFest Performance Troupe (TFPT) - TeenFest winners and alumni perform their original acts throughout North Carolina and nearby states,  using their own creative voices to help spread the drug-free and violence prevention messages. Use the Contact page to inquire about booking the TeenFest Performance Troupe.





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