Fitrah was one of five youth-led projects recipients of the Grants Advisory for Youth (GABY) through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation for the 2022 program year. This year’s theme is "Youth Leading Sustainable and Equitable Education and Wellness Programs."
Our youth presented their project to members and officers of GABY in a virtual grantee award ceremony.
Another virtual celebration! Fitrah was honored and excited to announce its partnership with #SMUD as a 2022 recipient of the #SMUDShineAward! SMUD will play a critical role in our ability to purchase equipment vital to our mission, moving FITRAH closer to full operational capacity and ensuring our at-risk youth can start working as soon as possible, with all the tools they need for #success. Thank you SMUD!
Hosted by Dr. Maqbool Ahmed and Mussarat Malik, Fitrah held an event with the Muslim community. Our work was recognized and met with immense support, partnership, and a willingness to actively engage in our mission moving forward. Attendees included Imam Azeez, Imam Yasir, Imam Waseem, Br. Hafeez, Br. Asif Haq and Sheikha Jannah Sultan.
Fitrah at the Serna Center. We dropped off 1000 books from our book drive to SCUSD (Sacramento City Unified School District) The books will be distributed at the wellness & literacy event this spring to promote reading. Thank you to our amazing Fitrah team for coming out! Fitrah’s books save lives by provides job training and mentorship for our most vulnerable youth in Sacramento, so keep those books coming!
Fitrah's Annual Book Drive
Riley is one of our Rockstars at FITRAH! She has been a volunteer since 2019. She is part of a team that develops our virtual program, she helps with our online store and recently presented at EDD's Youth Employment Opportunity Program first virtual job fair with over 60 people in attendance!
Our Fb live discussion on the state of Foster Youth at United Way Women United online event.
Over 100 Shoeboxes filled with school supplies, handmade masks and books were distributed to underprivileged kids in our Sacramento community.
Serve Sacramento Literacy and the “Free Book” program, along with Fitrah and Sisters of Salaam/Shalom donated the boxes to Cordova Garden Elementary School/Principal John Bliss for the back to school collaboration. Many of these items will be passed out to students who may be homeless or in foster care. prosperous academic journey.