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In late July, over a period of three days, The Immokalee Foundation took several students to look at college campuses in the southern Florida area. TIF gave these students opportunities to visit local colleges, broadening their horizons and setting the course for their future, opportunities they may not otherwise have been given. TIF staffer Lois Gomez accompanied the students and was there to capture all of the excitement and anticipation that the college tour event garnered.

Continue on to see more pictures and quotes from some of the students in attendance and check back next week for videos of the students’ reactions of the campus tours.

“This was a learning experience that transformed my life.” — Maria Plata

“This trip wasn’t only a preview of each university but the beginning of my future” — Miriam Martinez

“The tour of colleges was great. It helped me understand what to expect in college but, most of all, it helped me understand what I need to do to get into the college I want to attend.” — Israel Pena

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