Democratic Florida Senate candidate Annisa Karim, congressional candidate Mary Barzee Flores, and state House candidate Jennifer Boddicker toured the Guadalupe Center on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
The Guadalupe Center’s mission is “to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.”
According to the center’s website:
“The Guadalupe Center is committed to providing children of Immokalee access to high-quality, innovative academic and special support programs strategically designed to start from six weeks of age and continue through college graduation. The organization’s focus is on the most critical periods of a child’s education: early education, reducing the achievement gap, and college preparation and success. Three core programs provide over 1,300 children in Immokalee with the hope of a prosperous and productive life.”
The three Democratic candidates toured the center and came away impressed with the dedication and effectiveness of the staff.
Annisa Karim’s ranks the need for quality public education at the top of her list of priorities:
“Every child deserves a quality, public education and to feel safe at school. We need to attract the best and brightest teachers and have a curriculum that prepares them to compete in a global economy.”
For more on the Guadalupe Center, click HERE.