Bank of America awards $7,500 grant to TIF program

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the Career Development program, a multifaceted curriculum that introduces Immokalee youth to potential occupations, business etiquette and networking, and matches students with adult mentors in the community. The foundation’s Career Development program empowers Immokalee’s youth to […]

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Governor Rick Scott proclaimed yesterday, September 26, 2018, Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The day stresses the importance of family involvement. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and other significant male role models are invited to take part in this special day. And I am proud to share that we had many […]

Collier County Supervisor of Elections Urges Citizens to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day

Collier County — Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day and the Collier County Supervisor of Elections has partnered with local businesses and government facilities to host voter registration drives ahead of the 2018 General Election. Scheduled Voter Registration Drives Include: • North Collier Regional Park Gym: 7-9 a.m. • County Government Complex: 8 […]

FWC awards 10 communities BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is awarding a total of $500,000 to 10 communities to help them reduce human-bear conflicts. BearWise funding will be used to share the cost of bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment that will keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks. The FWC is distributing […]

Students First for September 20

Representatives from the State Board of Education recently visited our area to hold their September meeting. At the meeting, Commissioner Pam Stewart made a very special presentation to one of our very own outstanding Immokalee High School students, Raul Soliz. Soliz was recognized with the distinguished Commissioner’s Leadership Award. The Commissioner’s Leadership Award recognizes Florida […]

Students from TIF learn about careers in film

NAPLES – Students from The Immokalee Foundation recently learned about career fields in the film industry during a SON Studios career day. SON Studios is a self-described “group that’s committed to positively influencing society by creating enriching, entertaining media.” To nurture upcoming talent on- and off-camera, SON sponsored a visit at Wyndemere County Club for […]

Greatest day in our Soccer Pit Cobras history

We spent years talking to them, counseling, screaming, hugging, and laughing with them not really knowing how it all would end up. All of the stress and frustrations paid off in the end with the greatest day in our club’s history. Five of the former teammates were playing each other in a college game this […]

Lipman Family Farms to host inspirational event for Immokalee students

IMMOKALEE – Success is the result of hard work, persistence and courage. These are three fundamental qualities Juanita Martinez, program director at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, hopes to instill in the minds of Immokalee high school students. Martinez will be one of the speakers at “The End Game,” a discussion hosted […]

Students First for September 13, 2018

This week, we conclude our series on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed three of the five SEL priorities being implemented throughout CCPS this school year: 1. New Student 30-60 Day Check-In 2. Handle with Care 3. Buddy Bench and We Dine Together 4. Principal-led SEL Video Announcements 5. […]

FSW Collier becomes First Blue Zones-recognized college in state

NAPLES – The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Collier Campus will become the first Blue Zones Project-recognized college in Florida, and only the second in the nation, during a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the rooftop garden, Building N, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples. The ribbon cutting is free and […]