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Lee County high school students experience sixth annual Law Day

2019-02-22T18:19:36-05:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Lee County Bar Association present Law Day 2019 Local high school students recently discovered the various facets of the Lee County legal system during the sixth annual Law Day, presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Lee County Bar Association. Law Day 2019 escorted 50 upper class, high [...]

Lehigh Acres Middle School to showcase innovative programs, culture of success at school choice open house on Dec. 13

2018-11-19T22:58:42-05:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The school’s Sixth-Grade Academy, the first of its kind in Lee County, aims to promote a smooth transition to middle school Lehigh Acres Middle School is inviting current fifth-graders and their parents to a school choice open house on Dec. 13. Lehigh Acres Middle is one of just two schools in Lee County to offer the [...]

Tutor Corps students build wardrobe for college at Guadalupe Resale Shop

2018-08-10T21:54:45-04:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Graduates of Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program are heading off to college with some stylish new apparel and items for their dorm rooms, courtesy of Guadalupe Resale Shop. The students, all recent graduates of Immokalee High School, were treated to a shopping trip in late July at Guadalupe Resale Shop in Naples. Each student was [...]

Guadalupe Center students have ‘awesome’ experience touring Arthrex manufacturing facility

2018-08-06T23:47:38-04:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Forty-five students in Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Program were offered an exclusive tour of Arthrex Manufacturing Inc., seeing firsthand some of the innovative products being developed by the Naples-based company. Engineers led the Immokalee High School students on a tour of the Arthrex facility in Ave Maria, showing cutting-edge Computer Numerically Controlled machines that make [...]

Junior Achievement to host Bowl-A-Thon on Aug. 29 at HeadPinz

2018-07-18T22:52:53-04:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fundraising event to support student programs on financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship   It’s time to start figuring out which of your friends and co-workers can throw a hook, hit the 7-10 split and knows how to score a turkey. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is inviting all bowling enthusiasts and beginners to its seventh annual [...]

Keiser University recognizes Gulf Coast Village for its strong occupational therapy internship program

2018-05-10T22:29:07-04:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Keiser University has recognized Gulf Coast Village as the top local site for its occupational therapy students during the 2017-18 academic year. Gulf Coast Village earned the university’s “Best Fieldwork Site” award after developing a mutually beneficial program in which Keiser students complete their clinical internships at the premier continuing care retirement community. The annual [...]

New FGCU men’s basketball coach to throw out first pitch on FGCU Night for the Fort Myers Miracle

2018-04-11T01:14:51-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Michael Fly, the new head coach for the men’s basketball team at Florida Gulf Coast University, will throw out the first pitch prior to Thursday night’s Fort Myers Miracle game. Thursday, April 12 is FGCU Night at Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. Students are encouraged to wear their school colors, [...]

Guadalupe Center to host 26th annual Buddy Day Feb. 17

2018-02-01T10:55:46-05:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Immokalee second graders hit the beach for fun-filled buddy activities Volunteers are needed for Guadalupe Center’s 26th annual Buddy Day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island. Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through the education of children in Immokalee, will bring 150 [...]

Guadalupe Center Tutor Corps students to host Feb. 3 fundraising event at Carrabba’s Italian Grill

2018-01-25T09:46:35-05:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

College-bound students in the Tutor Corps program at Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee, invite the community to join a lunchtime fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, located at 4320 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. Funds raised during [...]

Guadalupe Center raises $1.3 million for educational programs at 2018 Signature Event, “Welcome Aboard”

2018-01-23T16:13:40-05:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, has raised $1.3 million during its “Welcome Aboard” 2018 Signature Event, held Jan. 17 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Proceeds from the annual signature event directly benefit Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs serving Immokalee students from cradle to career: [...]

2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, raises $100,000 for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2017-11-16T12:41:53-05:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Laureates Edward V. Staros and Mark Wilson inducted into Business Hall of Fame   Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recently raised $100,000 during its 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort in Naples. Funds will benefit local Junior Achievement programs, which prepare students for business success through hands-on [...]

Rethink Resale – Guadalupe Center Resale and Consignment Shop hosts Aug. 2 reception for local professionals

2017-07-19T15:33:41-04:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Home and Garden, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Realtors, Interior Designers, Stagers, Relocation Specialists & Community Members Invited to Preview Name Brand Furniture Inventory at a Reception Benefitting Immokalee Children Resale shops are no longer just for the occasional shopping or donation experience, instead, they should be approached as a strategic partnership opportunity that results in a win-win for donors and shoppers. Guadalupe [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Michael Koroghlian mentors Naples JROTC students at recent event

2017-06-19T17:14:40-04:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 Speaks about the importance of team building and employee encouragement Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Michael Koroghlian recently served as a guest speaker at a Golden Gate High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program meeting in Naples. Koroghlian spoke on the topic of business management, highlighting inspirational stories and unique lessons learned as a [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Culinary and Travel Extravaganza, Wanderlust 2017

2017-01-25T16:34:50-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Early registration ends Jan. 31 Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) 28th annual Wanderlust, a culinary and travel auction extravaganza that supports FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management. Produced by students within FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management, the event [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College for scholarships

2016-12-09T21:32:18-05:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to both Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within their health care programs. Over the past eight years, the organization has granted more than $1.6 million to FGCU and FSW for programs and scholarships focused on [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida joins the global #GivingTuesday movement

2016-11-08T14:58:56-05:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Goal to bring financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education to local students Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on [...]

Pure Florida donates $800 to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools

2016-11-08T14:58:57-05:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida recently donated $800 to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, contributing a portion of the proceeds from any cruise or activity at its Fort Myers location during the month of August, along with donations from the Southwest Florida community. Pure Florida’s donation will assist the foundation in funding tools and resources for [...]

Pure Florida presents Marine Science Kids Cruise July 2

2016-11-08T14:59:13-05:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will offer a Marine Science Kids Cruise on July 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Marine Science Kids Cruises are free to children with paid adult admission as part of Pure Florida’s Kids Cruise Free Saturdays at 10 a.m. program. Children will cruise along the Caloosahatchee aboard the M/V Edison [...]

A is for Alligator: Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours and Captain Jack’s Airboat Tours offer free airboat rides and gator show for honor roll students

2016-11-08T14:59:15-05:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: Learn and Laugh, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

To recognize student academic achievement, Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours and Captain Jack’s Airboat Tours are offering a complimentary airboat ride through the Florida Everglades to students who earn an A or A/B Honor Roll report card for the current school year, redeemable June 11 through Aug. 31, 2016. Students in grades K-12 are asked to [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and Fort Myers Miracle partner to bring the business of baseball to students May 24

2016-11-08T14:59:17-05:00May 20th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has partnered with Fort Myers Miracle to bring a day of education and baseball to Southwest Florida students on Tuesday, May 24. The day will include a “JA in a Day” program for students of Franklin Park Elementary School and a job shadow opportunity for a select 40 students to [...]

Gulf Coast Village’s Jennifer Cohen earns Keiser University’s Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award

2016-11-08T14:59:27-05:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Certified occupational therapist assistant (COTA) Jennifer Cohen of Gulf Coast Village, a continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral, was recently awarded the Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award from Keiser University during the university’s Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting (ASOTA) pinning and graduation ceremony. The award was presented to Cohen in recognition of her [...]

Cape Coral Technical College to present open house Jan. 9 for potential students, semester begins Jan. 26

2016-11-08T14:59:35-05:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cape Coral Technical College will host an open house event Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., showcasing Cape Coral Technical College’s business, technical, health and culinary occupation education programs for students interested in enrolling for the upcoming semester. The open house event will also feature a car show, food and bounce houses for [...]

Pure Florida launches Pure Education, offering field trips for schools, individuals and organizations

2016-11-08T14:59:43-05:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pure Florida has launched Pure Education, a division that focuses on programming and outreach in order to teach students of all ages about the natural Southwest Florida environment in hopes of inspiring preservation efforts and future environmental scientists and marine biologists. Pure Education offers Marine Science Field Trips, which incorporates coordinated life science curriculum for [...]

Enrollment open for Cape Coral Technical College and Fort Myers Technical College for fall 2015 programs

2016-11-08T14:59:53-05:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

      All students enrolled by Aug. 1 receive $100 off tuition Cape Coral Technical College and Fort Myers Technical College are now accepting students for the fall 2015 semester. All applicants who enroll for the upcoming semester by Aug. 1 will receive $100 off tuition expenses. Cape Coral Technical College and Fort Myers [...]

Lehigh Acres Middle School students enjoy ‘JA in a Day’ program with Iberia Bank

2016-11-08T14:59:54-05:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Iberia Bank helps Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida prepare students for future careers Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida teamed up with volunteers from Iberia Bank to bring the “JA in a Day” program to the seventh-grade students at Lehigh Acres Middle School on May 20 to teach the students about workplace readiness. The half-day program [...]

Bonita Springs Middle School students experience ‘JA in a Day’ program with Regions Bank

2016-11-08T14:59:55-05:00June 26th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Regions Bank helps students understand the economics of success A group of volunteers from Regions Bank visited Bonita Springs Middle School in Bonita Springs to host a “JA in a Day” program for eighth-grade students on Thursday, May 28. The half-day program focused on financial literacy and the Regions Bank staff used their expertise to [...]