Colonie Central High School iCARE students will celebrate mental health awareness month in May by welcoming South Colonie students and families to the high school on Saturday, May 21 for their annual Raiderfest celebration.
This community event will feature carnival games, food trucks, live music, a craft/vendor fair, games and more with proceeds to support American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
“Raiderfest provides us an opportunity to gather together, have some fun and feel a sense of community, said CCHS senior Treva Warzocha. “Being a senior and heading off to college, this is a great way for us to finish out our time together as one group here at the high school and welcome families and students from around the district to join in the fun while benefiting an important cause that is important to so many students that attend Colonie.”
In addition to the activities that are scheduled throughout the day, the event will kick-off in the morning with an opening ceremony set for 10 a.m. The opening ceremony will include the presentation of iCARE’s Kind Human of the Year award and Hill of Heroes recognition.
“After a long winter, this event is certainly a great way for our students and families to get out of the house and enjoy the warmer weather, ” said Brian Scalzo, associate principal for CCHS. “We are proud of all the hard work our students have put into this event and to provide much needed financial support to this year’s iCARE partner-American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.”
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Opening ceremony 10 to 11 a.m.
Colonie Central High School
1 Raiders Blvd, Colonie
No entrance fee
Community members are encouraged to follow iCARE’s Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter for regular updates about this event.
Colonie Central High School iCARE began as an initiative where both faculty and students could have a common forum to express and affect change for the better of the school community. iCARE is a character-building program that uses five core values to shape decision making. The ultimate goal is that students and adults in the Colonie community understand and enact the ideologies of Integrity, Community, Accountability, Respect, and Empathy as defined through the many interactive teachings of iCARE character and community workshops.
About American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.