A Night of Stars

APRIL 26, 2024 | 6:00-8:00 PM

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APRIL 26, 2024 | 6:00-8:00 PM
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A Prom Experience for those with Special Needs

A Night of Stars, hosted by West Side Christian Church, is BACK! Those with special needs, ages 14+ are invited to join us as we roll out the red carpet for a night of dancing, food, photos and royal treatment! Are you new to A Night of Stars? Check out Nathan and Kara’s story to get a first-hand glimpse of the positive impact created by this event. Due to their patience, kindness and determination, a young man named Andrew went from nearly leaving early to having a wonderful experience at A Night of Stars.


A Night of Stars

Participants with special needs (ages 14+) will walk the red carpet and enjoy a night of dancing, food, photos and "royal" treatment!

Every participant will be partnered with a background-checked, personal buddy who has been trained in advance to care for their needs and make them feel like a million bucks.

Have questions? contact NightOfStars@wschurch.org.

Individual Registration Agency Registration

"I’m so glad Andrew attended A Night of Stars. Because of the wonderful volunteers, Andrew had so much fun! When we got home that evening, Andrew fell asleep with his crown still on. A true king indeed!"

-Becky G


A Night of Stars

Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone with special needs? Plan to join us on Friday, April 26, for A Night of Stars! Whether you volunteer as a one-on-one buddy to someone with special needs or join one of our many other teams (decor, food, games and activities, parking lot, etc.), your role will greatly impact EVERYONE who attends!

Volunteer registration is full!

“We were determined to ensure our prom participant, Andrew, had a great night so his mom could get the evening of rest she so deeply deserved.”

-Kara R.

Business Partners

A Night of Stars

Do you own a business or organization? If so, we'd love for you to partner with us to make A Night of Stars an unforgettable experience. Partnering is easy! Consider partnering in the following ways:

  • Donate or deeply discount products and services.
  • Provide a cash donation to help cover other expenses.
  • Contact us with a creative idea we might not have considered.

Let us know if you have something you'd like to share!

Partner View Partners

“Being a part of A Night of Stars was truly a highlight of my career. The joy and excitement in the air were palpable, and the smiles on everyone's faces were unforgettable. It was an honor to donate my services and time to such an incredible event.”

-Brandon A., DJ for A Night of Stars

Frequently Asked Questions

A: So much fun! We'll start the night by getting everyone checked in. They'll then be given a crown or tiara and welcomed into our photo space operated by professional photographers. Each participant will have their picture taken with their caretakers and/or group. We'll then match them with a one-on-one Buddy, and they'll be taken into the prom, where everyone will be announced and celebrated as they enter! From there, participants can dance the night away, take a ride on the party bus, snap a pic at the photobooths, enjoy snacks and refreshments and utilize our sensory and activity rooms.

A: Registration is required in advance. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.

A: Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to come as they are! Wanna suit up? Wear that fancy dress? T-shirt and jeans more your speed? All styles are welcome at A Night of Stars!

A: Nope! A Night of Stars is a completely FREE event!

A: We have an incredible team of trained and background-checked 'Buddies' who are excited to spend the evening one-on-one with each participant. Because we want to celebrate caretakers just like you as well, we ask that you utilize the Caretaker Lounge, where we'll provide refreshments, prizes and loads of fun!

A: No. However, we will provide drinks, refreshments, and snacks to both participants and Caretakers.

A: Each participant will be required to note allergies on their registration form. That information will then be provided in detail to each Buddy. Drinks and snacks that accommodate any food allergy/restriction will be available.

A: Every Night of Stars volunteer goes through a detailed training process that includes coaching for their designated role, a detailed background check and training specific to facilitating A Night of Stars. We'll also have a trained safety and security team for the event.

A: A fully equipped and staffed sensory room and a separate activity room will be available to any participant looking for a calmer or quieter experience.

A: Volunteers must be 6th grade or older. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

All questions should be directed to NightofStars@wschurch.org.