Trip to the movies highlights summer fun, learning for students

By Sheila Oxx Director of School Age Programs, Guadalupe Center Any teacher or adult who’s ever chaperoned a field trip knows how exhausting the day can be. You have to shepherd students on and off buses, through exhibits and into bathroom lines. You have to make sure they wash their hands, eat lunch and don’t […]

Tutor Corps students build wardrobe for college at Guadalupe Resale Shop

NAPLES – Graduates of Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program are heading off to college with some stylish new apparel and items for their dorm rooms, courtesy of Guadalupe Resale Shop. The students, all recent graduates of Immokalee High School, were treated to a shopping trip in late July at Guadalupe Resale Shop in Naples. Each […]

Guadalupe Center students have ‘awesome’ experience touring Arthrex manufacturing facility

NAPLES – Forty-five students in Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Program were offered an exclusive tour of Arthrex Manufacturing Inc., seeing firsthand some of the innovative products being developed by the Naples-based company. Engineers led the Immokalee High School students on a tour of the Arthrex facility in Ave Maria, showing cutting-edge Computer Numerically Controlled machines […]

Bishop Verot, Tutor Corps students lead STEM lessons for children attending Guadalupe Center’s summer program

A typical complaint many teenagers have about school is that it’s boring. They just sit there and listen to a teacher lecture from a textbook. Rather than let the cycle repeat, an enthusiastic group of 12 students from Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers decided to create their own classes, a series of […]

University of Florida College of Dentistry offered free clinic

NAPLES – Faculty and resident students at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, NCEF Pediatric Dental Center, funded through the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, recently spent two weeks in Immokalee operating a free clinic to serve children in Guadalupe Center’s Summer Enrichment Program. More than 160 […]

Guadalupe Center donors create summer academy to send Immokalee students on college exploration trips

By Dawn Montecalvo, President of the Guadalupe Center Two longtime supporters of the Guadalupe Center have established an annual program to send Immokalee High School students on college exploration trips every summer. Bunny and Charles Salisbury, generous supporters and volunteers of the Guadalupe Center since 2006, have established the E.G. Salisbury Tutor Corps Summer Academy. […]

Guadalupe Center opening doors to higher education for another 29 Immokalee students through Tutor Corps

By Helen Midney, Guadalupe Center Special to the Immokalee Bulletin It was 90-minute ceremony that ultimately will change their lives. Although the magnitude of becoming a Tutor Corps student likely hasn’t yet hit them, 29 Immokalee students took the first major step toward college by saying “yes” on Tuesday, May 15. Guadalupe Center held a […]

Guadalupe Center raises more than $72,000 at fourth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic

NAPLES – The fourth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raised more than $72,000 as a record 132 golfers and 15 business sponsors helped infuse additional financial support into Guadalupe Center’s summer enrichment program. The event, which was held at Vineyards Country Club in Naples, included a lunch buffet, championship golf, cocktails, evening hors d’oeuvres, silent […]

Guadalupe Center volunteer Alice Arena receives award

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County has named Alice Arena, a longtime supporter of the Guadalupe Center, as one of its 2018 Women of Initiative award winners. Arena, of Naples, has served as a volunteer, mentor and board member of Guadalupe Center for nearly a decade, and is a firm believer in its core mission […]

Guadalupe Center to honor 29 college-bound Tutor Corps graduates from Immokalee High School

Guadalupe Center is proud to announce that 29 Immokalee High School seniors have completed the rigorous Tutor Corps program and will be attending college in the fall. This marks the 13th consecutive year that 100 percent of Tutor Corps seniors have been accepted into colleges and universities. Students will be recognized on Tuesday, April 17 […]