At The Immokalee Foundation, students come first. Each day, we strive to better the lives of Immokalee’s next generation — a goal made easier by the Immokalee students’ enthusiasm and intelligence. So, we’re taking the time to recognize these students on an individual basis. This week, we’re pleased to introduce you to Daniel Hernandez, an 18-year-old Immokalee student who is a veteran of our Vocational Success program and a current freshman at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Daniel has been a member of the Vocational Success program for two years. Originally from Immokalee, he is part of a family of five — and he was the first family member to graduate from high school. People describe Daniel as “ambitious,” “enthusiastic,” “outgoing,” and “a great role model for others” — all traits that will help him to “become a successful civil engineer and to build something no one has ever thought of.” While in high school, Daniel was an active member of BETA Club, Scholars Club, Key Club, and Future Builders of America. Today, he’s a freshman at Florida Gulf Coast University and well on his way to reaching his goals.