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GYF Annual Fundraising Event
I Am Africa
October 29, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

What does it mean to be home? Home is a place of safety, acceptance, and community; a place where people are happy to see you. Home can also be a place you had to leave behind in order to find sanctuary and opportunity. Genesis Youth Foundation works to level the playing field for immigrant and refugee youth and families making a new home in the Des Moines metro area. This year’s I Am Africa fundraiser on October 2nd will be an exciting evening for all ages filled with delicious African food, traditional and modern African dance,

recognition of student achievements, and storytelling from Genesis kids and parents who are eager to share their stories of creating a home in Iowa.

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $20,000 and join the village providing access to opportunity and empowering GYF youth. Save the date for October 2nd and help level the playing field for youth in Central Iowa.

Public safety and the well-being of our guests will continue to be our number one priority. We will adhere to CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing a mask. Please be sure to follow our social media pages and check our website frequently for updates. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the most current recommendations on large gatherings. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/large-gatherings.html