Immokalee teens use summer downtime to help a community in need

By Ellie RamirezSpecial to the Immokalee BulletinIMMOKALEE – COVID-19 changed everyone’s plans this summer, including high school students. Many teenagers typically spend June and July working part-time jobs, taking a family vacation, hanging out with friends and touring college campuses. None of that happened this year. Facing the prospect of sitting at home all summer, […]

Taste of Immokalee – Student created; Student operated

IMMOKALEE – This summer, when so many businesses are closed and unable to hire, as an essential business, 15 students in our community have been provided with paid internship opportunities through the Taste of Immokalee (TOI) Summer Internship Program. These are students who have completed the Taste The Impact Apprenticeship program and are now gaining […]

31 Immokalee Foundation students graduate in the top 10% of the Class of 2020

NAPLES – Though the 2019-20 school year finished in a unique way, The Immokalee Foundation and its high school seniors still have a lot to celebrate. At Immokalee High School, 31 Immokalee Foundation students graduated in the top 10% of the Class of 2020, and nine of the top 10 graduates were foundation students. Their […]

Guadalupe Center launches Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive for Immokalee students

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center has launched its 28th annual Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive to provide students with new sneakers and school supplies as the 2020-21 academic year begins. The nonprofit is collecting new notebooks, writing utensils, art supplies and other classroom items, as well as monetary donations, that will ensure students are prepared for […]

Lipman Family Farms 10th annual Backpack Giveaway – Immokalee children will still receive brand new backpacks, school supplies

IMMOKALEE – For the last 10 years Lipman Family Farms, America’s largest open-field tomato grower, has ensured that students in Immokalee start the school year with a brand-new backpack, school supplies and a confident attitude. Due to COVID-19, the Backpack Giveaway will look a lot different this year. Their Back to School event, where backpacks […]

FSW creates wi-fi parking lots for students in need

FORT MYERS —Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will create Wi-Fi parking lots at each of its four locations. These Wi-Fi parking lots will assist FSW students who might not have access to the internet, spotty coverage, or less than ideal bandwidth. FSW student login credentials are required to access the Wi-Fi. “It is our goal […]

TIF receives $30,000 grant from Community Foundation

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County to support its career-oriented initiative, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. The Community Foundation of Collier County provides grant funding to nonprofits for programs that achieve measurable results in addressing community needs. The Immokalee Foundation has done just that, […]

Sanitized, energized iTECH registering now

Immokalee – In the last five months has Covid-19 turned your world upside down? Have you or has someone in your family lost a job or been laid off? Do you worry how you are going to pay your bills? Covid-19 has forced our “normal” way of life to change. What is your “new normal” […]

Get your back to school immunizations now

Naples — The 2020-2021 school year is fast approaching. Collier County students will start school on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and to make an appointment to visit your local health department […]

The Immokalee Foundation receives Florida Blue $10,000 grant

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Florida Blue to support the foundation’s groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Career Pathways is an innovative, career-readiness program that introduces students to well-paying career opportunities in four high-demand employment sectors and guides them to the industry-recognized certifications that provide entry into many […]