Yasmin Estrada is devoting part of her summer to help fellow Immokalee youths achieve the same dream she has realized: becoming a college student.
The Florida Gulf Coast University junior is among a group of The Immokalee Foundation’s College Success program participants who are serving as tutors for the organization’s annual Summer Academy. The academy is designed to help high school students improve their reading, writing and math skills in preparation for graduation, as well as college. Programming focuses on readying students for the ACT college admissions examination, which is traditionally taken during a high school student’s junior and senior years. Professors from Southwest Florida colleges and universities lead the TIF Summer Academy instruction.