More than 200 students, parents, mentors and other Guadalupe Center supporters honored this year’s 22 Tutor Corps seniors as they prepare to graduate from Immokalee High School and attend colleges and universities around the country. This special evening is a culminating step in Guadalupe’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.
In addition to Guadalupe scholarship money awarded to all Tutor Corps seniors, the following students received special scholarships.
Ø Jesus Aguilar, Regina De La Cruz, Aline Dort, Didier Francois, J’djouna Pierre – Moorings Park Foundation’s Give Them Wings Scholarship-
Ø Graciela Olvera – Bob Lisbon Scholarship–
Ø Ana Martinez – Ben O’Bryan Scholarship –
Ø Jasmin Jaimes – Vasey Scholarship-
This year’s seniors have an impressive average GPA of 3.5%. Thanks to their motivation and hard work, these academically capable but financially needy students are prepared for a bright future. Once accepted into the Tutor Corps Program, students must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average. They are hired to tutor Kindergarten through 2nd graders in Guadalupe’s After-school Program each school day and during the summer. They receive advice and support from an assigned mentor, as well as a Guadalupe Center staff member, throughout their high school years, and they also receive courses in test prep, leadership development, and public speaking. Each student may accrue up to $4,000 a year in scholarship money through the Guadalupe Center.
Tutor Corps has a 100% high school graduation rate, and more than 90% graduate college. In the fall, these bright, motivated young scholars will join more than 100 other Tutor Corps graduates at schools around the country including Columbia, Michigan State University, Arcadia University, University of Florida, and others.
For more information please, contact Kelly Hammer firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-657-7158.