As reported by the Naples Daily News, The Immokalee Foundation’s students have begun tutoring one another. As part of TIF’s Immokalee Readers program, 59 Immokalee High School students are paired up with around 235 Immokalee children between kindergarten and the second grade, providing them challenging and stimulating reading lessons. The program has helped not just the younger students, 90% of whom are reading at grade level or higher, but also the older students who find the process a rewarding and exciting opportunity to explore teaching as a vocation.
Our very own Patricia Nunez told the NDN, “These kids really need help and the extra work has paid off significantly. Many of the kids in the program last year continued with the summer program at Lake Trafford Elementary to address the issue of regression in the summer months. Providing our schools with these additional resources is changing the lives of these children, which is great. That’s the whole idea.”
Find out more on the Immokalee Readers program here.