Monthly News & Updates
May 2022
Mental Health Workshop for Women of Color
May is Mental Health Month, and to recognize the importance of mental health in our community and celebrate Juneteenth, IEYF is hosting a Mental Health & Wellness Workshop for Women of Color. The workshop will be held on June 11, 2022, from 10:00 a.m.- to 2:00 p.m. 

The event will consist of a community-based forum dedicated to mental health and wellness for women of color.

African American women and girls face unique and specific barriers to mental health. The Black community constantly deals with generational pain, suffering, and frustration. As we are not looked upon as people who need mental health services, it is the responsibility of our community to assist and provide the necessary resources to help heal ourselves.

The Mental Health & Wellness Workshop for Women of Color will equip women and girls with culturally specific mental health resources through an interactive therapeutic session, yoga, networking, and much more. We will also have food and two raffle baskets.

The event is FREE, and although the event is specific to African-American women, daughters, and all community members are welcome, including African-American males. Don't miss out on this fantastic event! Mark your calendars and register today!
Meet Founder and CEO Bernadette Fernandez

Bernadette Fernandez is the founder and director of Imagine Etiquette, Inc. and Imagine Etiquette Youth Foundation. In March 2014, Bernadette set out with a goal to encourage, empower, and elevate students for lifelong success outside of the classroom. Through Imagine Etiquette, kindergarten through 12th-grade students is offered custom-designed enrichment programs in social etiquette, confidence building, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, public speaking, and interviewing skills.

Bernadette recently launched Imagine Etiquette's Youth Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs in financial literacy and lifestyle, including mental health and wellness workshops for students and parents to deal with emotional and generational trauma.

Bernadette has been featured on KABC News, ESPN LA, KNBC News, BeondTV, BNC News, LA Parent Magazine, and The Wave Newspaper. Bernadette was an honoree for the 1st Annual Sister Circle, 54th Assembly District, by Assembly-member Sydney Kamlager. Bernadette has been a guest speaker for the LA Sparks, National Charity League, Inc., and Jenesse Center, Inc.

A proud member of NAWBO-LA and USC Bridges to Business Program (Alumna Ambassador), Bernadette also holds a Career Technical Education Teaching Credential and is certified as a Women Minority Business Owner.

Bernadette is living her most rewarding life in Los Angeles. She is married and raising a teenage daughter. She hopes she will carry on the family tradition and encourage economic empowerment within our youth.
Happy Birthday, Cheri!
Join us in wishing our Lead Instructor, Cheri Wilkerson, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. She is celebrating her birthday today, May 12. Cheri is a dedicated, caring, and emphatic instructor whom all students adore. IEYF could not successfully operate its programs without Cheri's guidance and assistance. So, thank you for all you do to make Imagine Etiquette, Inc. and Imagine Etiquette Youth Foundation a success. 

Enjoy your special day Ms. Cheri! You deserve it! We love you!
IEYF Summer Program
2022 In-Person Camp
The inaugural IEYF "Behavioral Finance & Lifestyle'' summer enrichment camp will take place at Century Community Charter Middle School, July 11-31, 2022. The summer camp provides financial literacy and lifestyle courses. Each skill is equally essential to encouraging economic empowerment.

If you are interested in learning more about IEYF's summer camp, please visit Home | IEYF (

If you would like to place your child(ren) on IEYF's 2023 summer camp waiting list, please click here to submit your information. Haga clic aquí para enviar su información.
Thank you to Principal Dana Means for hosting our first annual summer camp for 125 Century Community Charter Middle School students. We genuinely appreciate your support!

"Century Community Charter is one of the cutest schools. Ms. Means, teachers, and staff are excellent. I enjoyed teaching my SEVA™ Enrichments Programs to the students this past school year. If you are looking for a middle school to enroll your child, please visit the website below." - Bernadette Fernandez
Our Mission
Imagine Etiquette Youth Foundation's mission is to encourage economic empowerment by providing financial literacy, social etiquette, and lifestyle courses for youth in disadvantaged communities. IEYF's curriculum offers fundamental and advanced skills necessary to successfully navigate life and reach one's full potential.
About Us
IEYF is the sister organization to Imagine Etiquette, Inc. and is established to provide a pathway to enter adulthood successfully regardless of the ability to pay.

In order to escape the cycle of poverty that many children of color are born into, they must become proficient at managing finances.
Thank You to IEYF's Supporters
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"Research shows that students who are able to participate in a financial, economic education class in high school make better decisions about their college financing," said Nan Morrison, President, and CEO of the Council of Economic Education.  

Your generous donation will support IEYF students by providing them with the necessary skills to achieve financial freedom through its Behavioral Finance and Lifestyle summer enrichment camp.

IEYF's summer camp will help students gain knowledge and expertise with money management, etiquette, and life skills to build stronger families, progressive neighborhoods, and thriving communities.

Please join us in encouraging economic empowerment and donate today - your support matters. Thank you.
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a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation