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Philanthropic foursomes from nine of Southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities, golf clubs and The Immokalee Foundation corporate sponsors, along with local club golf pros, recently gathered at The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples to participate in the 2014 Inter-Club Challenge, a lively golf tournament that pits local golf clubs against each other in a friendly rivalry to support a brighter future for the children of Immokalee through The Immokalee Foundation’s education programs. The eighth annual tournament raised $151,268 to benefit Immokalee’s youth.
Kevin Johnson, a TIF board member and member of the Inter-Club committee, was pleased with the event, “The day was awesome. Course conditions were great and we had fun playing.” Most importantly though, was the reason they were all there, “The Inter-Club Challenge provides the unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Immokalee students by giving them the chance to advance themselves socially, civically, economically and academically through TIF programs.”
The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence.
On May 22, The Immokalee Foundation will celebrate students from the class of 2014, who are graduating from both Immokalee High School and the Immokalee Foundation programs in which they are enrolled. This event celebrates 62 high school graduates, 12 post-secondary graduates, and 12 graduates of the Heavy Equipment Mechanics program. Many students will receive scholarships for post-secondary education. All graduates will be celebrated during an awards ceremony and dinner to be held at Ave Maria University.
TIF Students attending the University of South Florida’s College Assistance Migrant Program’s 2013 Cohort has started the fall semester. Already, the CAMP students have participated in a ropes course team building activity. They also have participated in the CAMP Orientation and met their university mentor. After completing their first week of classes, they appear ready to meet all challenges.
Along the way, CAMP will support students in their academic support and cultural enrichment. Students will be provided bi-weekly follow-ups with support staff, tutorial services and a mentor.
Congratulations to Jose Guzman Ramos, Marisela Marroquin, Jacobo Martinez and Jose Segura!
Immokalee High School teacher Steve Becker will compete in a 12.5 mile open-water swim race Saturday, June 22 in the annual Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West. Becker is swimming in support of The Immokalee Foundation, the nonprofit dedicated to building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee through programs focused on education, vocation and life skills. Becker’s goal is to raise $5,000 for the organization.
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