We're back! We will be hosting our 10th Annual a Back to School street festival, Imanifest! We have partnered with Rothenberg Preparatory Academy and the community to provide our Annual back to school drive! It will be held at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy on August 20th, 2022, from 12pm – 3:00pm.
This is the 9th year that we have partnered with Rothenberg Community Learning Center and held the fest at their site! Not only is it a wonderful opportunity to provide school supplies for Rothenberg students but also for students in the community at large! Last year’s Imanifest was a tremendous event and the community poured out in support of it! Each year, our event continues to grow bigger!
Imanifest will include games and prizes for children, health, fitness and financial and employment information for families, food, music, vendors, and school supplies to be given away to students. This year is the eighth annual Imani Fest in which we plan to serve 1000+ students in our surrounding communities with school supplies, book bags, festival activities, and refreshments.
We also provide parents with information for the upcoming school year, essential living resources, and an hourly raffle where families received an opportunity to win a TV, iPods, gift certificates and more.
The festival activities include inflatable rides, fitness activities, face painting, craft/arts table, live animals games, the Fire Department, the Police Department, cotton candy, a community painted canvas art piece, free food, and beverages and more!
We hope to achieve more participation in our after school programs at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy and Woodford Paideia. We also aim to prepare students for the with new school supplies; so that they have the tools needed for success and also to provide an opportunity for parents and adults to further their education/employment needs, provide health education information for the upcoming school year.
Our Goals ...
Fundraising goal: $10,000 - $12,000
Attendance: 1,000 +
Sponsors: 15-20 +
Raffle items: 60-80 items
Volunteers: 60 - 80 +
The Challenge We're Facing
At the Imani Family Center we believe that through interaction and learning we can grow as a community to appreciate and support one another. It is our mission to empower children & families to flourish. This summer, The Imani Family Center will be looking to supply over 600 grade school students with new school supplies and backpacks. We are asking for your support in ensuring the continued success of the festival.
The Imani Fest is proud to have the support of our volunteers whose dedication brings the festival to life. Rain or shine, wind or heat, our volunteer team adds a spirit to the event we continue to applaud. Last year we had over 50 volunteers! But numbers don’t tell the whole story! It’s a feeling you can only get from putting community and school pride into action!