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The Immokalee Foundation, we put students first. Our primary goal is to better the lives of Immokalee students — 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 Sergio Garibay, a 16-year-old Immokalee student who is a veteran of our Take Stock in Children program.

Sixteen-year-old Sergio, who has lived in Immokalee his entire life, has been a Take Stock in Children student for three years. He credits his participation in Take Stock with helping him to stay on track in school. One of his favorite aspects of Take Stock is working one-on-one with his mentor, who helps him to be the best student he can be. And it’s working. “My grades are very good,” he says. When he doesn’t have his nose in the books, you can find Sergio on the football field. Several years from now, he’d like to be a heart surgeon or a firefighter. Whatever path he pursues, he intends “to become something great in life.”

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