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Students from The Immokalee Foundation’s Middle School Summer Academy recently experienced a taste of Italian hospitality at Fine Folk Pizza in Fort Myers.

The visit was part of an incentive program for the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students participating in the foundation’s Summer Academy, part of its Junior Career Development program.

Artisan Dough Masters shared pizza facts and stories with the students, along with a few special techniques used to create their handcrafted specialty pizzas. The certified pizza acrobats also offered tossing lessons, including a “dough off” tossing contest.

“We believe in The Immokalee Foundation’s mission to help students realize there are many opportunities available to each of them,” said Michael DeNunzio, Fine Folk Pizza owner. “Pizza is our passion, and it’s fun for us to give back to the community this way.”

Family-owned and -operated, Fine Folk Pizza is located off Daniels Parkway near JetBlue Park. For more information, visit

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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