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Inspiring Immokalee High School Students

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Collier County Public Schools
Immokalee High School

Juanita Martinez grew up in Immokalee, the daughter of migrant parents who she says motivated her to strive to achieve her dreams and get a college education, which she did, receiving a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in public administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa. After graduating, Martinez spent time travelling the world, visiting more than two dozen countries. And it was during those travels that she decided to return to her hometown and devote herself to her community.

These days, Martinez is working to improve the lives of Immokalee students as program director at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, and through events like the one happening this Thursday morning at Immokalee High School called “The End Game.” It's Thursday, September 20 from 9-11:00 a.m. in the Immokalee High School auditorium.

Presented by Lipman Family Farms, the event aims to educate juniors and seniors about the evolving definition of success, the different kinds of paths that can lead to achieving success, and most importantly the potential they each have to positively affect the future of Immokalee.