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Four students from The Immokalee Foundation were interviewed in Immokalee this week for national news broadcasts scheduled to appear on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on Friday, Jan. 20, and CBS Sunday Morning on Jan. 22.

The students discussed with CBS Correspondent Steve Hartman their expectations for the presidential inauguration, which they are attending with a group of 24 students – sponsored by The Immokalee Foundation – who are traveling by bus to Washington, D.C., to witness Friday’s swearing-in ceremonies.

“For many students in the group, this is their first trip out of Immokalee and Southwest Florida,” said Steven Kissinger, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation. “Witnessing such a historic event will not only be an incredible educational opportunity, but also a cherished memory for their lifetimes.”

Locally, CBS Evening News airs at 6:30 p.m. and CBS Sunday Morning airs at 9:30 a.m. on WINK News.

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit


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