Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI

by IMANI HOUSE, Inc
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Support 7 Weeks of Full-Day Summer at CAMP IMANI
Children participate in basic STEM activities
Children participate in basic STEM activities

Dear Friends of Imani House:

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continued support. None of the work we do for our children would be possible without the assistance of people like you...our community!

2020 and early 2021 were especially trying times for our programs due to the Covid Pandemic. The inability to hold on-site programming, acquire funding to remain functional and staffing issues made things very difficult, but as usual, IHI persevered. Your assistance made that possible.

Our perseverance was born out of our love for our communities and children. We took our afterschool program remotely in the 2020 program year and the early part of 2021. For participants stuck in their houses for months, our program was a welcome reprieve.

After school reopened and certain restrictions were lifted, we have been offering in-person afterschool programs and camps without a missing step. We continue to offer services to keep our children’s social, emotional, academic, and physical skills honed the way we have always done before the pandemic.

For this summer, we have 150 children enrolled for our excellent Camp Imani. We have several trips planned, along with our staples of archery, sports, arts, and crafts. We also offer academic support, such as STEM tutoring, so our children can excel academically while having fun. All in all, Camp Imani cannot offer so much without you.

As we move forward, we are working to get things back to pre-pandemic status, hoping we can count on you to assist however possible. Every drop counts towards filling our bucket!

We are depending on you!

 

Sincerely,

Bisi Ideraabdullah

Executive Director

Archery Practice!
Archery Practice!
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Steel pan
First Camp Imani 2021 Trip Roller Skating
First Camp Imani 2021 Trip Roller Skating

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Dear Friend of Imani House,

Thanks for all of your support.  We could not do the work we do for children without your help. As the founder of Imani House, I am the mother of five children. I know first hand how important it is for children to have fun and engage in new learning, both physical and emotional in order to mature into caring and capable adults.

As we go through the fall, and support children in our afterschool program - tomorrow promises to be the coldest day of the year thus far.  The children and staff in our fall program have been plagues by the new Covid variant in spite of our best efforts.  We have all been hoping and praying that schools are not shut down again

Camp is always the icing on the cake for these kids whose parents have been put through the wringer for the last two years.  Children do believe they can  have their cake and eat it too.  Little kids 4 to 9 years old shouldn't have to endure this very adult situtaion. So we are more than willing to give them as much cake as they want, sugar free that is.  In all cases Imani House is here for them.

Won't you lend your support as Camp Imani enters its 18th year hosting this very special free summer camp and afterschool experiences that we offer 250 children each year.

We will always continue to offer the very best, bringing in people who are specialist in their own fields to engage children in Archery, STEM, Visual Arts, Gardening, Modeling, Photo Journalism, Sewing, Bird Watching, Athletics, Trips and so much more.

We will keep you posted.  Thanks again for your support.

Warm wishes and gratitude,

Bisi Ideraabdullah, Executive Director/Founder

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Dear Friends of Imani House,

Imagine going back to school after a year at home in front of a Computer screen.  Children who were ready for Kindergarten from low-income families - Children who had little access to computers because of the other siblings in the home or a lack of guidance? Imagine not seeing your friends in person for a year and you are only 6 - 10 years old?  Imagine the struggle this created for children who had to reverse their thinking, be strong, avoid upsetting already overstressed parents and who also may have lost loved ones to COVID19?

Imani House never closed our afterschool, we ran remote classes of dance, and music, sewing, and science, but it just was not the same. Then last summer we were invited to do an in-person camp.  But parents’ fears of contagion were obvious when less than 30 out of 120 children attended in person.

When the City and Mayor approached Imani House and other CBO's asking us to collaborate with the day school.  To help set up a program for July and August that would not only welcome children back on site but also provide exceptional safety and care. We pulled our staff together and readied the program with the school

The objective was to get children used to being back in school full time.  It was an experiment that worked.  For Imani House and our staff, it was more than challenging as we welcomed the children, the staff, and worked with the school to provide academic support during the morning and recreation and fun activities in the afternoon. We spent more than usual on specialty staff, (archery, drama, visual arts, STEM, gardening, sports…), held parties, and were even able to take trips to the Zoo and end with a big barbeque and family day in Prospect Park.

The program was a success.  The school accepted 120 children and Imani House accepted 150. Thanks for your support.  It meant a lot to our staff and the children.  It allowed us to buy additional supplies, games, art materials, take trips, and otherwise, show the children how much fun and excitement being with their peers and our staff again was.

Thanks for your continued support.  This camp and our afterschool program are an essential element of a child's development and are needed more now than ever.  

With great appreciation,

Bisi Ideraabdullah

Executive Director

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Thanks for your support in the past.  We could not do this without your help.  As the founder of Imani House, I am the mother of five children.  I know first hand how important it is for children to have fun and engage in new learning, both physical and emotional in order to mature into caring and capable adults.

As Camp Imani enters its 16th year hosting our free summer camp for inner-city children I'm proud to say that we have weathered the storm Covid sent out way and we are still standing resilient.  

Many children cannot afford the kind of summer camp experience that Camp Imani offers. But thanks to support from you we are able to bring in people who are specialist in their own fields to engage children in Archery, STEM, Visual Arts, Gardening, Modeling, Sewing, Bird Watching, Athletics, Trips and so much more.  We provide a health breakfast, lunch and snacks.

This year will join PS282 and the Department of Education in the "Summer Rising" program.  Summer Rising is meant to provide children with Academic Support to make up for some of the time of personal instructions that the children miss over the last year.  it will run from 8-12 pm.  Camp Imani will run from 8 - 5:30 pm.

Won't you consider chipping in to make the visions of this wonderful camp expand and operate at its highest potential.  We look forward to hearing from each of you. Thanks so much for caring for the welfare and development of all of our children.  Please be safe.

Warmest wishes,

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Dear Friends of Imani House,

Thanks for supporting the IHI Summer Camp.  Your contributions make it possible for us to provide an amazing Camp experience for inner-city children each year.

In this year of Pandemic, vulnerable children needed camp more than ever.  Imani House committed itself to provide our excellent summer camp and engage as many children as possible.  Children are being hit hard.  Unable to play outside, doing school work on computers.  They are bored and saddened by their inability to interact with outside children. A

A letter in creative writing from one of the students.

                       

Summer Camp 2020 -- This year Imani House held virtual and in-person camps. Parents had the option of either.  children at Imani House participated in the camp virtually as they had done during the school year. In the virtual camp they took dancing, sewing, STEM, storytelling, archery, gaming, coding and so much more. And those who attended were taught socially distance, and mask. We hired a sanitary monitor to help take temperatures and disinfect.

The children had a ball--And they were able to play in the schoolyard with other kids.

                       Thank You For Contributing to Our Children's Future

With esteem,

Bisi Ideraabdullah, Executive Director

www.imanihouse.org

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IMANI HOUSE, Inc

Location: Brooklyn, NY - USA
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Bisi Ideraabdullah
Executive Director
Brooklyn, NY United States
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