Gearing Up for a TIF Graduation Celebration

Bethel Assembly of God in Immokalee is the site of tonight’s TIF graduation dinner and ceremony. Students will be recognized for their successful efforts in at least one of the following TIF programs: Take Stock in Children,Vocational Success, College Success, Direct Scholarships, the First Tee of Naples/Collier, and Immokalee Readers.

Here are some quick facts about tonight’s event:

  • 300 guests will be in attendance
  • 60 students will be “graduating” from TIF programs
  • 55 of those students have already committed to college or post-secondary vocational training
  • The evening will include a formal dinner, the conferring of graduation medallions, and the presentation of the President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes students who’ve accumulated at least 100 hours of community service over the course of a year — and we’re proud to have 17 such students at tonight’s ceremony
  • The keynote address will be delivered by Daniel Hernandez, senior vice president for global strategy at Sykes Enterprises in Tampa

Tonight’s celebration kicks off at 6:00 pm. Check back with the Pathways Blog after the event for photos and more.

Photo caption: Students at the 2009 Immokalee Foundation graduation ceremony line up to receive their medallions.

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