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Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
– B. Olatunji
Do something that makes time an ally, not an enemy.
– Paulo Coelho
Reblog this post if you like our new logo! :)

Reblog this post if you like our new logo! :)

Upcoming fundraisers

 Spring is here, and with it comes a slew of new Imagine Kenosha fundraisers for the months ahead. First among them is our Beer and Wine Tasting Event at Uncorkt on Main Street in beautiful downtown Racine, on Saturday June 11th, from 5pm to 7pm. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and can be purchased through either Uncorkt or Imagine Kenosha. You can find Uncorkt on the web at www.uncorkt.com. A portion of ticket sales, as well as 15% of proceeds from products sold, will go to Imagine Kenosha. Wine, microbrews, and hors d’œuvres will be served. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction at the event.

 We will also be raising money at Bristol Progress Days. We will have a concession stand outside our building (across from the Bristol Municipal Building), as well as one at the carnival. Let us be your lunch and snack source for the parade!

 There will also be a golf outing in September, date and time to be announced.

 

Q&A Part 2: What is a nonprofit?

  • Q: Imagine Kenosha is a nonprofit organization. Does this mean you are a charity, religious organization, or welfare/entitlement program?
  • A: No! Nonprofits are not necessarily these things. A nonprofit organization is any organization that uses surplus funds to deliver public benefit rather than to deliver a profit. Imagine Kenosha is totally independent nonprofit. Nonprofits are not necessarily charities; other nonprofits include museums, orchestras and operas, PBS, and the YMCA.
  • Q: Are you a homeless shelter, or a government service or agency?
  • A: No, we are not. We are a small nonprofit and we receive no funding from the government. We receive money through program fees and private donations. Our building was donated by a kind Western Kenosha County resident.

2011 Summer Program

 We at Imagine Kenosha continue our commitment of meeting the unmet needs of young people with our 2011 Summer Program. This fun-packed and enrichment-based program is built to coordinate with the summer school program at Bristol Grade School, but your child can enroll even if he or she is not enrolled in the summer school program. Children can be dropped off as early as 7am and picked up as late as 6pm Monday through Friday throughout the summer.  If your child will be attending summer school at Bristol, IK Staff Members will be assigned to walk them from the school to Imagine Kenosha after summer school is over. Imagine Kenosha will also provide snacks, but please pack a cold lunch for your child unless otherwise notified (for example, some field trips will include lunch).

 IK’s Summer Program is the most fun around for your child this summer. A very wide variety of activities and field trips are provided to your child at no extra cost, a list of which appears later in this article.

 There are a variety of setup and payment options available. The very reasonable fee for the program is a suggested donation of $100/week, and includes fees for field trips, snacks, and transportation. Because we are a nonprofit, no child will ever be turned away based on inability to pay, and other payment arrangements can be made upon request. Also, due to our status as a nonprofit, the fee is tax-deductible!

 As mentioned before, students in our Summer Program will participate in a wide range of fun activities, including but not limited to:

· a weekly beach day,

· the 12-week Über Art program, conducted by a local artist and including display of all art creations at the Salem Methodist Church and the Bristol Farmers’ Market,

· weekly Action Territory trips,

· tie-dye t-shirt making,

· a community garden,

· movie days,

· sports like volleyball, kickball, soccer, basketball,

· a Wii,

· computer-based activities in our Learning Center,

· a weekly reading program,

· arts & crafts activities,

· board games,

· kite making & flying,

· a cardboard boat contest,

· picnic in the park days,

· and many more activities.

 There are still some spots open for enrollment in our Summer Program. Fees are only paid for weeks in which your child is in attendance, unlike at many other summer programs. If your child does not attend every day, the rates are $20/day for a full day and $12/day for a half day. For more information, feel free to contact Imagine Kenosha.

Anonymous asked: Are you looking for volunteers?

YES. Always. Contact us!

Siebert’s Fundraiser

We will be holding a one-night fundraiser at Siebert’s Bar & Grill in Salem on April 9th, from 6pm-11pm. Our very own Tracy Musgrove and Jennifer Baughman will be bartending. 10% of the night’s profits (on both food and drinks) and all tips to Tracy & Jennifer go to support Imagine Kenosha. Bring your friends!

Siebert’s Pub is located on Highway 83 in downtown Salem.

Imagine Kenosha Brings the After-School Program to Salem

The program that has been so successful in Bristol is coming to Salem! Our After-School Program will be becoming available to students in Salem at the beginning of next school year. We will provide homework help, enrichment activities, tutoring, and lots of fun! The program is open to grades 3 and up, and is a suggested donation of $30/week. However, no family will ever be turned away due to inability to pay that amount. School bus service will be provided directly to the Imagine Kenosha satellite facility in Salem. There are a limited number of spots available, so reserve your child’s spot in the excellent program today!

New things at Imagine Kenosha as we enter the new season.

Spring is almost here, and Imagine Kenosha is gearing up with several new activities planned.

  • Our very first newsletter is being released to local schools this week!
  • We will be holding a one-night fundraiser at Siebert’s Bar & Grill in Salem on April 9th, from 6pm-11pm. Our very own Tracy Musgrove and Jennifer Baughman will be bartending. 10% of the night’s profits and all tips go to support Imagine Kenosha. Bring your friends!
  • IK Serves is going strong, and will only get stronger as the weather warms and frees up outside activities. If you or a loved one is a teen with court-ordered community service, there is no more helpful program than IK Serves!
  • Once the snow melts, the After-School Program kids will be heading outside once again for their daily activity! If you would like to sign up your late-elementary or middle school student for this wonderful program, contact our office at (262) 891-3114 or email us at administrative@imaginekenosha.com.
  • For more news, follow us on Tumblr and Twitter, like us on Facebook, and check our website regularly. Our door is always open to visitors! Our hours are 9am-6pm weekdays.

A Word About The After-School Program (and a word about snow)

Today will be our first day without Ryan Denzer-Johnson, our original Youth Programs Coordinator. He was in charge of the After-School Program and IK Serves.  Good luck in Minnesota, Ryan! We’ll miss you!

The new people doing the after-school program are Anna Woehling and Chris Kennedy. We know they’ll do well too!

Also, to after-school program parents, if the kids get a snow day this week, there will be no program.

To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.
– Paulo Coelho

Taking A Cue From Dr. King

Today as we remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., let us not only remember his accomplishments but also what he stood for.  King stood for equality, hard work, community work, and the power of volunteers. These are some of the very principles that we at Imagine Kenosha works to promote among youth and the community. Thank you, Dr. King, for your contributions to our world.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’  Martin Luther King, Jr.

FOG Youth Group welcome reception/launch event

As an organization, we love it when different third-party groups in the community want to use our space.  Expanding our vision includes reaching out to other grassroots-level community groups and organizations.  At the times we don’t need it, a community group might.  FOG Methodist Youth Group has decided to use our space to hold their meetings.  To celebrate their move here, they are having a launch event/reception at Imagine Kenosha from 4pm-6pm on Sunday. Everyone interested in the FOG Youth Group is welcome to attend!

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
– B. Olatunji
Do something that makes time an ally, not an enemy.
– Paulo Coelho
Reblog this post if you like our new logo! :)

Reblog this post if you like our new logo! :)

Upcoming fundraisers

 Spring is here, and with it comes a slew of new Imagine Kenosha fundraisers for the months ahead. First among them is our Beer and Wine Tasting Event at Uncorkt on Main Street in beautiful downtown Racine, on Saturday June 11th, from 5pm to 7pm. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and can be purchased through either Uncorkt or Imagine Kenosha. You can find Uncorkt on the web at www.uncorkt.com. A portion of ticket sales, as well as 15% of proceeds from products sold, will go to Imagine Kenosha. Wine, microbrews, and hors d’œuvres will be served. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction at the event.

 We will also be raising money at Bristol Progress Days. We will have a concession stand outside our building (across from the Bristol Municipal Building), as well as one at the carnival. Let us be your lunch and snack source for the parade!

 There will also be a golf outing in September, date and time to be announced.

 

Q&A Part 2: What is a nonprofit?

  • Q: Imagine Kenosha is a nonprofit organization. Does this mean you are a charity, religious organization, or welfare/entitlement program?
  • A: No! Nonprofits are not necessarily these things. A nonprofit organization is any organization that uses surplus funds to deliver public benefit rather than to deliver a profit. Imagine Kenosha is totally independent nonprofit. Nonprofits are not necessarily charities; other nonprofits include museums, orchestras and operas, PBS, and the YMCA.
  • Q: Are you a homeless shelter, or a government service or agency?
  • A: No, we are not. We are a small nonprofit and we receive no funding from the government. We receive money through program fees and private donations. Our building was donated by a kind Western Kenosha County resident.

2011 Summer Program

 We at Imagine Kenosha continue our commitment of meeting the unmet needs of young people with our 2011 Summer Program. This fun-packed and enrichment-based program is built to coordinate with the summer school program at Bristol Grade School, but your child can enroll even if he or she is not enrolled in the summer school program. Children can be dropped off as early as 7am and picked up as late as 6pm Monday through Friday throughout the summer.  If your child will be attending summer school at Bristol, IK Staff Members will be assigned to walk them from the school to Imagine Kenosha after summer school is over. Imagine Kenosha will also provide snacks, but please pack a cold lunch for your child unless otherwise notified (for example, some field trips will include lunch).

 IK’s Summer Program is the most fun around for your child this summer. A very wide variety of activities and field trips are provided to your child at no extra cost, a list of which appears later in this article.

 There are a variety of setup and payment options available. The very reasonable fee for the program is a suggested donation of $100/week, and includes fees for field trips, snacks, and transportation. Because we are a nonprofit, no child will ever be turned away based on inability to pay, and other payment arrangements can be made upon request. Also, due to our status as a nonprofit, the fee is tax-deductible!

 As mentioned before, students in our Summer Program will participate in a wide range of fun activities, including but not limited to:

· a weekly beach day,

· the 12-week Über Art program, conducted by a local artist and including display of all art creations at the Salem Methodist Church and the Bristol Farmers’ Market,

· weekly Action Territory trips,

· tie-dye t-shirt making,

· a community garden,

· movie days,

· sports like volleyball, kickball, soccer, basketball,

· a Wii,

· computer-based activities in our Learning Center,

· a weekly reading program,

· arts & crafts activities,

· board games,

· kite making & flying,

· a cardboard boat contest,

· picnic in the park days,

· and many more activities.

 There are still some spots open for enrollment in our Summer Program. Fees are only paid for weeks in which your child is in attendance, unlike at many other summer programs. If your child does not attend every day, the rates are $20/day for a full day and $12/day for a half day. For more information, feel free to contact Imagine Kenosha.

Anonymous asked: Are you looking for volunteers?

YES. Always. Contact us!

Siebert’s Fundraiser

We will be holding a one-night fundraiser at Siebert’s Bar & Grill in Salem on April 9th, from 6pm-11pm. Our very own Tracy Musgrove and Jennifer Baughman will be bartending. 10% of the night’s profits (on both food and drinks) and all tips to Tracy & Jennifer go to support Imagine Kenosha. Bring your friends!

Siebert’s Pub is located on Highway 83 in downtown Salem.

Imagine Kenosha Brings the After-School Program to Salem

The program that has been so successful in Bristol is coming to Salem! Our After-School Program will be becoming available to students in Salem at the beginning of next school year. We will provide homework help, enrichment activities, tutoring, and lots of fun! The program is open to grades 3 and up, and is a suggested donation of $30/week. However, no family will ever be turned away due to inability to pay that amount. School bus service will be provided directly to the Imagine Kenosha satellite facility in Salem. There are a limited number of spots available, so reserve your child’s spot in the excellent program today!

New things at Imagine Kenosha as we enter the new season.

Spring is almost here, and Imagine Kenosha is gearing up with several new activities planned.

  • Our very first newsletter is being released to local schools this week!
  • We will be holding a one-night fundraiser at Siebert’s Bar & Grill in Salem on April 9th, from 6pm-11pm. Our very own Tracy Musgrove and Jennifer Baughman will be bartending. 10% of the night’s profits and all tips go to support Imagine Kenosha. Bring your friends!
  • IK Serves is going strong, and will only get stronger as the weather warms and frees up outside activities. If you or a loved one is a teen with court-ordered community service, there is no more helpful program than IK Serves!
  • Once the snow melts, the After-School Program kids will be heading outside once again for their daily activity! If you would like to sign up your late-elementary or middle school student for this wonderful program, contact our office at (262) 891-3114 or email us at administrative@imaginekenosha.com.
  • For more news, follow us on Tumblr and Twitter, like us on Facebook, and check our website regularly. Our door is always open to visitors! Our hours are 9am-6pm weekdays.

A Word About The After-School Program (and a word about snow)

Today will be our first day without Ryan Denzer-Johnson, our original Youth Programs Coordinator. He was in charge of the After-School Program and IK Serves.  Good luck in Minnesota, Ryan! We’ll miss you!

The new people doing the after-school program are Anna Woehling and Chris Kennedy. We know they’ll do well too!

Also, to after-school program parents, if the kids get a snow day this week, there will be no program.

To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.
– Paulo Coelho

Taking A Cue From Dr. King

Today as we remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., let us not only remember his accomplishments but also what he stood for.  King stood for equality, hard work, community work, and the power of volunteers. These are some of the very principles that we at Imagine Kenosha works to promote among youth and the community. Thank you, Dr. King, for your contributions to our world.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’  Martin Luther King, Jr.

FOG Youth Group welcome reception/launch event

As an organization, we love it when different third-party groups in the community want to use our space.  Expanding our vision includes reaching out to other grassroots-level community groups and organizations.  At the times we don’t need it, a community group might.  FOG Methodist Youth Group has decided to use our space to hold their meetings.  To celebrate their move here, they are having a launch event/reception at Imagine Kenosha from 4pm-6pm on Sunday. Everyone interested in the FOG Youth Group is welcome to attend!

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present."
"Do something that makes time an ally, not an enemy."
Upcoming fundraisers
Q&A Part 2: What is a nonprofit?
2011 Summer Program
Siebert’s Fundraiser
Imagine Kenosha Brings the After-School Program to Salem
New things at Imagine Kenosha as we enter the new season.
A Word About The After-School Program (and a word about snow)
"To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain."
Taking A Cue From Dr. King
FOG Youth Group welcome reception/launch event

About:

A nonprofit located in Bristol, WI dedicated to helping youth and serving the community in Kenosha County. We have a youth center for area students to spend time in, as well as many volunteer and project opportunities for youth and adults alike.
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