Students First – Lake Trafford Elementary has a new face on campus

Lake Trafford Elementary (LTE) has a new face on campus—Sarah Woofter! Woofter is excited to be back in an elementary school working with students, teachers, and families. She’ll be serving the school as an Assistant Principal. “I look forward to working with Mrs. Alvarez (Principal), Mrs. Galloway (Assistant Principal), and the fantastic staff to continue […]

Students from TIF visit wolf sanctuary

NAPLES — Twenty students with The Immokalee Foundation recently visited the Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center in Naples, which provides sanctuary and rehabilitation services to unreleasable wild and captive-bred exotic animals, including wolves and wolfdogs. During their experience, students learned about and interacted with some of the reserve’s more than 60 animal residents. […]

Churches raise funds for IHS Graduates

Local pastors in Immokalee joined with a special out-of-town guest evangelist to meet each evening under a tent at Hyways and Byways Church on Main Street to share the Word of God, preach the gospel and raise funds for the Immokalee Ministerial Alliance fund to provide scholarships for Immokalee High School students from their churches […]

Guadalupe Center to host ‘Discover Mentoring’ event on Jan. 29

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center is seeking community members to serve as volunteer mentors for first generation, college-bound high school students as they navigate through high school and beyond. On Jan. 29, Guadalupe Center will host Discover Mentoring, a social event and informational session exploring the role of mentors in the nonprofit’s acclaimed Tutor Corps Program. […]

Students First – Immokalee Schools held pre-winter break events

While students have just returned from winter break, I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting events that took place in our Immokalee schools just before the break. Lake Trafford Elementary held its first-ever Reindeer Run on December 20th thanks to the efforts of kindergarten teacher Danielle Panicaro. “I wanted to plan a […]

Students First – Welcome back students from winter break

We were excited to welcome back our students this week and hope everyone enjoyed the winter break! Now that school is back in session, we’re ramping up for some exciting events. Registration for our annual STEAM Expo is now open! The event – focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – will be held […]

The Immokalee Foundation seeks additional mentors for students

NAPLES – January is National Mentoring Month – the perfect time to become a mentor for a student of The Immokalee Foundation. The foundation is seeking adults who would like to provide guidance and support to Immokalee students while developing mutually rewarding relationships. The process is simple: Once the adult’s application is reviewed and accepted, […]

Champions For Learning to name five Suncoast Credit Union Scholars

The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation is partnering with Champions For Learning to offer five of $2,000 scholarship awards to high school graduates in the Class of 2020. Class of 2020 high school graduates in Suncoast Credit Union’s 21-county service territory have the opportunity to apply for financial support to continue their education, thanks to a […]

A Big Inspiration to Village Oaks Elementary

Volunteers and staff at Village Oaks Elementary, (VOE), have made a commitment to spruce up the bridge, from Farm Worker’s Village, crossing over route 29, to VOE’s campus. The change was essential since the majority of VOE students walk across the bridge to and from school. Although, from the outside, the bridge looks the same […]

Students First – A season of giving at local schools

The holiday season is a season of giving. Many of our schools hold holiday drives. Whether it’s a giving tree to help families in need, food donations, or toy drives, magic and kindness are in the air. So, it’s no surprise that one elementary school here in Immokalee is taking its giving a step further […]