Activities at the Back To School Youth Rally include: music, games, food, and giveaways for youth. The rain site for this event will be the same location Washington Park 3617 Delaware Road, Rockford, IL. 61102.

This event assists children who are financially challenged by giving them needed school supplies to help start the school year with a positive outlook for learning. Since the first annual rally, many local organizations have generously donated items to assist our students in their learning experience. Donating sponsors of this year’s event are: Old Chicago Restaurant, SUBWAY, T.G.I. Friday’s Restaurant, Hometown Buffet Restaurant, Sam’s Club, Applebee’s Restaurant, Burger King, Wal-Mart, Beef-A-Roo Restaurant, Hamilton Sundstrand, Pepsi Cola-Company,  Cadbury Adams, Mobil-Kelley Williamson Company, Rockford Area Mexican Business Association, Rockford Housing Authority, Youth Alcohol Abuse Prevention Coalition, Rockford Park District, Boys & Girls Club Association of Rockford, Illinois Department of Human Services, Winnebago County Health Department, Rockford School District #205-United States Department of Education grant to reduce alcohol abuse, along with several other organizations. 

For more information regarding the 10th Annual Back to School Rally contact Oliver Reed, Winnebago County Health Department’s violence prevention coordinator, at 815-720-4273 or Irma Chacon, health promotion office coordinator, Winnebago County Health Department, at 815-720-4250.