Achievement Center of Texas has a number of events that it hosts throughout the year, some of the at the center itself, larger ones at off-site locations. Some of these events help us raise funds for our center, making it possible for us to provide outstanding service and educational opportunities for our students. All of these events are for the purpose of uplifting and celebrating our students with special needs.
Special Arts Festival
The Special Arts Festival is a day of hands-on fun and activity! Our students work all year long to perform here. At the Special Arts Festival, we have live entertainment spotlighting our students along with students from other programs.
Attendees participate in activities and take home their finished product. You never know who will be there but our special guest, partner and founder John Bramblitt is always offering guidance and hands-on painting advice.
The Special Arts Festival takes place at Spring Creek Church in Garland, TX across the street from the center on March 24, 2018.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018, we'll host our Annual Gala, a formal fundraising event, at the Garland Atrium. Purchase tickets to attend by clicking the "Register" button below.
If your company or organization would like to sponsor this event, you can do so by selecting the "Sponsor" button. To view our 2018 Gala Sponsorship Package, a comprehensive list of sponsorship prices and benefits, click here.
Each Spring, we host a gala, an art auction, the proceeds of which contribute to the center’s overall goal of helping our students with special needs reach their highest potential. Over the years, our galas have had various themes.
The theme for the 2017 gala was a Speak Easy, where our guests attended a 1920s-themed party. You can order photos from last year's event by clicking the button below.
The Summer Show is a talent show that is held at the end of the summer. This show celebrates the artistic achievements of our students. This year's show will include a student production of The Lion King, including student narration, acting, dancing and singing. The set was also made by our students, with the help and supervision of their teachers.
The Lion King production will be held at the center on Friday, August 18th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to watch the program where students showcase their talent and interests. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation at $5.00 per person who attends.
Please RSVP below or sign up to volunteer with us. This is a big production, so we need all the support we can get! Click the buttons below.
Other Summer Shows have brandished some of our students’ achievements in their Hip Hop Dance Class.
You can see the dance crew, ReACTion, strut their stuff at the 2016 show below.
ACTion Walk 5K
The ACTion Walk 5K will be held on October 28, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holford Park in Garland. We are trying to raise funds to purchase two new changing tables for our center.
The ACTion Walk 5K is sponsored by:
Several teams setup for a little friendly competition in fund raising. Sign up to be one of those teams today! Individual registration is $25.00, but registration for a team of five is just $100.00. Select the "Register" button to first fill out the waiver. Once you click "Sign Up," you'll then be redirected to a page where you can register.
You can also sign up to sponsor the event as a corporation, business or nonprofit. We would be happy to partner with you.
ACT's Got Talent
ACT's Got Talent has already passed this year, but check out this video from the show. Keep an eye out for this event around Fall of 2018.
We want to showcase the many talents of our students, their friends and families. That’s why we host ACT’s Got Talent! The purpose of this show is raise funds and awareness for Achievement Center of Texas.
Proceeds for the event will be used to support our Arts Exploration program, purchase art supplies and fund scholarships for students who can’t afford to attend our Dance Classes.
We’re looking for
- And more!
All acts should be family-friendly and no longer than 5 minutes.
Artwork created by our students will be displayed and sold at the event. We’ll also be selling baked good and items that will be perfect for gifts for the Holidays.
Even if you’re not interested in performing, support us by attending the show.