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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 interactive, hands-on activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Immokalee children visit 'Ding' Darling refuge

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Society recently donated funds to provide transportation to and a day of education today at the refuge for 55 children from the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. Education intern Emily Schwartz is shown sharing the skeletal parts of local animals with the youth. The group also hiked to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk and enjoyed lunch at the refuge.

University of Florida College of Dentistry offered free clinic

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.

Teen raises money for Hurricane Irma victims by selling ad space on her prom dress

One thoughtful Florida teen rocked a one-of-a-kind look on prom night, as she sold ad space on her prom dress to raise funds for Hurricane Irma victims. “I saw the devastation and people not having homes anymore,” Aubrey Garcia told Naples News, speaking of the September 2017 storm that caused catastrophic damage in the northeastern Caribbean and the Florida Keys.

Students get shopping spree for college needs

Guadalupe Center supporters Brynne and Bob Coletti donated $250 Target gift cards for the 29 students in this year's program. The students used them to go on a shopping spree this week, so they could pick up the essential items they'll need on campus: towels, bedding, and school supplies.

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