Collier/Immokalee Take Stock in Children Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run
When: Saturday December 8th, 2012
Registration 8:30am Run Starts: 9:30am
Where: School District of Collier County
5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, Fl 34109
With more than 20 race locations throughout Florida, we hope to make Collier County's Take Stock in Children Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run the state's most visible fundraising event for education.
Please help The Immokalee Foundation provide scholarships, mentors and hope to "under-served" and deserving students by supporting Collier County's 5K Strides for Education Event.
* Take Stock in Children provides scholarships, mentors and hope for more than 17,000 student scholars throughout Florida.
John Henry pictured with his three mentees was named "2012 Statewide Mentor of The Year" for Take Stock in Children. Mr. Henry's dedication to the work of The Immokalee Foundation and The Take Stock in Children Program seems limitless. He has been mentoring two students since 7th grade and one since 8th grade, they will all be seniors next year. The three young men call John a father, a friend, and an inspiration to do well in school. Elijah Basile says "Mr. Henry has made me realize how important school is, I see him as a guadian angel." According to Elijah Arreaga he's a "best friend and always there for him." Kerby Henry "thinks it's cool they have the same last name, and said his mentor Mr. Henry is the most influential person in his life." Mr. Henry has said "he believes he gets more out of mentoring than the boys do." They haved laughed, cried, and tackled some difficult issues in their lives together. Mr. Henry is very proud of what the three young men have accomplished thus far.
If you are interested in making a difference in a child's lfe please consider becoming a mentor. Contact The Immokalee Foundation at 239-657-2461
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