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Vol. 43 No. 34


Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Local educators gets surprise classroom grant funding

Many teachers received a sur-
prise visit on Sept. 2, by representa-
tives of The Education Foundation
with Connect With A Classroom
grant awards -119 grants, in 36
schools, totaling over $54,000.
The Connect With A Classroom
grant program was established to
enable teachers to request fund-
ing for creative, innovative projects
that cannot be funded through the
regular school budgets. After the
application deadline, a dedicated
group of community members
and educators review and score
the grants and allocate funding.
This year's funding is provided by:
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union/Suncoast for Kids Founda-
tion: The English-Speaking Union;

License for Learning License Plate
Fund; SW Florida Workforce Devel-
opment Board; Greater Naples Unit
of New York State United Teach-
ers Retirees, Florida; and various
community members. This year
the grants that have not received
funding will remain on the current
website until October for an indi-
vidual or organization to have an
opportunity to fund projects. Visit
org to view both funded projects
and those that are in need of fund-
"It is refreshing to be able to
provide an avenue for teachers to
enhance the curriculum and ex-
pand the experiences and horizons
of students beyond the basics. The

imagination, innovation, and inspi-
ration of the teachers combined
with strong support from and con-
nection to the community provides
a win-win-win experience for the
students of Collier County" stated
Lenore Brakefield, Grant Chair.
License for Learning is another
opportunity for the community to
show their support for education.
When you purchase a Florida Ed-
ucational specialty license plate,
twenty dollars of the plate's cost
goes directly toward benefiting stu-
dents, schools and teachers within
the county of purchase. To pur-
chase or renew your Florida Edu-
cation specialty plate, please visit:
See GRANTS Page 2


IHS football takes

...Page 8

Coletta to visit
Immokalee ...Page 3

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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fumble the ball, with first and goal on the Immokalee 1-yard
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hands of Immokalee senior Kervins Clement.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Education Foundation
Greg Pasanen of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union and
Education Foundation Board member congratulates Eden Park
Elementary teacher Belinda Sanchez with her grant, along
with Principal Melba Meriwether and Assistant Principal Oliver

Jax Biomedical Leadership

Council announces additions

Blake Gable, president of Real
Estate for the Barron Collier Com-
panies, today announced a series
of advancements in plans for the
Jackson Laboratory -Florida Bio-
medical Village.
To date, memos of understand-
ing have been signed with:
-The University of South Florida
and USF Health to collaborate on
research, education and clinical
care, including the creation of a fa-
cility at the Village;
-Edison State College to create a
Collegiate High School focusing on
Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics on site;
-Athleticode, a for-profit com-
pany that offers genetic testing to
athletes to identify risk of injury,
to locate at the Village and to ex-
plore with JAX the genetic basis of
-Florida Gulf Coast University
to collaborate on educational pro-
grams for its students; and

-Collier County Public Schools
to coordinate educational opportu-
nities with JAX to maximize its Sci-
ence, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics curriculum.
New developments announced
by Gable are:
Additions to the BLC
The appointment of Dr. Wil-
son Bradshaw and Dr. Charles
Hewett to the Biomedical Leader-
ship Council, an advisory board
tasked with enhancing, assisting,
and advising in the development
of the Biomedical Research Village
proposed for Collier County and
anchored by The Jackson Labora-
tory Florida.
"As we develop the Council, we
want to have representatives from
the academic, biomedical, busi-
ness, pharmaceutical, political, sci-
ence, and venture capital fields,"

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Immokalee Bulletin

September 9, 2010


Greg Pasanen congratulates Highlands Elementary teacher Cathy Stack on re-
ceiving her classroom grant, along with Principal Sean Kinsley.

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Pinecrest Elementary students are
joined by Principal Karey Stewart to
watch as their teacher Mia German, re-
ceives her classroom grant from Greg
Pasanen from Suncoast Schools Fed-
eral Credit Union, and Education Foun-
dation Board member.

Immokalee High teacher Janette Bose-
tin is excited to see that her classroom
grant is funded and is cheered by her

Continued From Page 1

he comments. Dr. Wilson Bradshaw is presi-
dent of Florida Gulf Coast University. Prior
to joining FGCU, he held senior positions at
Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN,
Bloomsburg University, and Florida Atlantic
University. A Florida native, he earned his
bachelor's and master's degrees in psychol-
ogy from Florida Atlantic University, and his
doctorate in psychobiology from the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh.
Chuck Hewett, a Maine policy leader and
executive with a background in state govern-
ment, energy systems management and in-
ternational pharmaceutical development, is
vice president and chief operating officer of
The Jackson Laboratory. Earlier, he served
with Cianbro Companies of Pittsfield, a ma-
jor infrastructure construction company,
and was chief operating officer for the State
of Maine executive branch. He holds a B.A.
from Williams College and M.F.S. and Ph.D.
degrees from Yale University.
Conference Attendance
Attendance by representatives from the
BLC of the annual conference of the Ameri-
can Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
on November 14-18 in New Orleans.
Engagement of CB Richard Ellis
Involvement of national commercial real
estate firm CB Richard Ellis. The firm's Life
Science and Consulting Groups, led by Patri-
cia Ardigo and Thomas Jirovsky, have been
engaged to provide an array of consulting
services in order to identify potential users
for the Biomedical Village project.
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG),
a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company head-
quartered in Los Angeles, is the world's
largest commercial real estate services firm,

witn more man iuu offices worldwide. Lbs
Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and exe-
cution for property sales and leasing; corpo-
rate services; property, facilities and project
management; mortgage banking; appraisal
and valuation; development services; invest-
ment management; and research and con-
Venture Capital Firm Alignment
Confirmation of interest to work with
start-ups in the Biomedical Village from
firms like Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park, CA
firm which invests and assists founders of
venture and growth stage companies.
Sequoia has provided early stage and
growth funding for companies including Ap-
ple Computer, Cisco Systems, Google, Onyx
Pharmaceuticals, Oracle, PayPal, Ventritex
(now part of St. Jude Medical,) Yahoo!, You-
Tube and Zappos. MOU with the Southwest
Florida Workforce Development Board Joe
Paterno, Executive Director of the Southwest
Florida Workforce Development Board, has
entered into a Memorandum of Understand-
ing with the BLC committing necessary re-
sources to ensure both employers located
within the Biomedical Research Facility and
local residents receive the recruitment assis-
tance and training required to ensure they
are competitive within their respective mar-
ket. Training programs available include ed-
ucational and vocational components that
can be either on the job, in the classroom
or a training specifically customized with a
combination of both classroom and on the
Talks are underway with additional aca-
demic institutions, for-profit businesses and
referral sources. Additional announcements
will be shared as they become available.
For information on The Jackson Labora-
tory -Florida Biomedical Village:

Continued From Page 1

The Education Foundation will soon be
launching a new website to help build the
technology capacity through which com-
munity and schools connect in efficient,
collaborative ways. The site is expected to
launch in October, but visit www.GetOnThe-
BusCollier.org to learn more and to sign up
for the launch notification! Until then, to
view or fund a Connect With A Classroom

Grant, please go to: www.ConnectWithA-
Classroom.org and give educators more
opportunities to enhance learning for Col-
lier County students. A new, and improved,
Connect With a Classroom function will be
part of the new website.
The Education Foundation of Collier
County began funding classroom grants in
1991-1992, and in 2003-2004, devised the
web-based "Connect With A Classroom"
tool, which was groundbreaking in the state
of Florida for teachers to use an online ve-
hicle to request community support.

Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service
Local Forecast
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 92. East wind between 3 and 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Light east wind.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 91.
Calm wind.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Light southeast wind.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near
92. Calm wind.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 91.

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September 9, 2010

News in Brief

Quit smoking help available
The Florida Department of Health and
AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) is
providing Florida residents two opportuni-
ties to quit tobacco use. One option, Quit
Smoking Now, is a free six week program
focusing on managing tobacco addiction
and relapse prevention. This program will
take place at the Immokalee Community
Park 321 N 1st Street, Immokalee, from 5:30-
6:30 p.m. on Sept 16. To register for this class
please call Eliseo Rangel at 239-989-9809. A
second option is toll-free, tobacco cessa-
tion phone counseling. Interested adults
are encouraged to call The Florida Quitline
at 1-877-822-6669. Both cessation options

include free NRT (Nicotine Replacement
Therapy) gums, patches, and lozenges avail-
able to individuals who are eligible.

Upcoming luncheon to
benefit local families
Save the date and plan to join Immoka-
lee Housing and Family Services on Tuesday,
Nov. 9, for a fall luncheon hosted by the Na-
ples Sailing and Yacht Club. The luncheon
will benefit children and families. For more
information and tickets, please contact Tri-
cia Yeggy at 239-867-4752.

Lions Club plan
benefit yard sale
The Immokalee Lions Club is having a
large yard sale on Saturday Sept. 11, on the
corner of Lake Trafford Rd. and 18th Street
in front of Mr. 99 Supermarket. All proceeds
will be used to help buy a vehicle to be
used to transport patients from Immokalee
for eye exams, free glasses, and eye surger-
ies. We will also be selling, Menudo, boiled
corn, fruit cups, snow cones, and beverages.
If you would like to donate items or cash
funds, it will be greatly appreciated. Come
join us and participate, help us, help you.

Coletta to visit Immokalee
On Wednesday Sept. 15, Commissioner
Jim Coletta will attend the Immokalee CRA/
EZDA Advisory meeting at 8:30 a.m. Then he
will be at the Immokalee Rotary luncheon
meeting at Rib City. If you would like to
schedule an appointment to meet with Com-
missioner Coletta regarding Collier County
government issues, please call his aide Ev-
elyn Prieto at 239-252-8097. Commissioner
Coletta would like to encourage all citizens
and community leaders to meet with him
and keep him informed on local events.

Human and
Veteran Services
of Coler, County

Community Information Meeting


Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services will be hosting a series of community informa
tion meetings in September to gather input from citizens, nonprofit social service and housing
organizations and other interested parties regarding the housing needs and community and eco
nomic development needs of low and moderate income residents.

The County's Housing, Human & Veteran Services (HHVS) administers HUD funded programs
including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships
Program (HOME). The department is beginning to gather information and data to prepare a new
Five Year Consolidated Plan. The HUD mandated Consolidated Plan is used to guide housing pro
grams and non-housing community planning for fiscal years 2011 2016. The Consolidated Plan and
One Year Action Plan will identify how Collier County will expend the CDBG and HOME funds it
anticipates receiving in coming years. The annual allocation may be approximately $3,000,000 for
eligible activities that benefit very low, low to moderate income residents.

CDBG funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:
* acquisition of real property;
* relocation and demolition;
* rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures;
* construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities,
streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for
eligible purposes;
* public services
* activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources
* provision of assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic
development and job creation/retention activities.

HOME Funds may be used for activities which include, but not limited to:
* to provide home purchase or rehabilitation financing assistance to eligible homeowners
and new homebuyers;
* build or rehabilitate housing for rent or ownership; including site acquisition or
improvement, demolition of dilapidated housing
* funds to provide tenant-based rental assistance contracts of up to 2 years if such activity
is consistent with their Consolidated Plan and justified under local market conditions. This
assistance may be renewed.

The following community meetings are open to the public and nonprofit service providers and
other interested individuals are encouraged to attend:

River Park Community Center
301 1 th Street North
Naples, FL
10:00-12:00 am.
Wednesday September 15, 2010

Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples, FL
4:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Immokalee Community Park
321 North N 1st St
Immokalee, FL
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday September 22, 2010

If you require special aid or services as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act or require
someone to translate or sign, please contact the Collier County Housing, Human & Veteran Services
at (239) 252-2901 no later than two (2) days prior to the community meeting dates.

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Human and LAd
Veteran Services
of Col er County
Junta de Informaci6n Comunitaria


El Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos acogera una series de juntas con infor
maci6n comunitaria en Septiembre para reunir entrada de ciudadanos, agencies sin ganancias de
servicios sociales, y organizaciones de viviendas y otros partidos interesados con respect a las
necesidades de envoltura y las necesidades del desarrollo econ6mico y de comunidad.

El Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos del condado (HHVS) administra pro
gramas fundidos por HUD inclusive las becas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) y
Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). El departamento esta comenzando a reunir
informaci6n y datos para preparar un nuevo Plan Consolidado de Cinco Anos. El Plan Consolidado
bajo el puesto mandate de HUD es usado para guiar programs de viviendas y planificaci6n no
albergando de comunidad para los ahos fiscales 2011 2016. El Plan Consolidado y el Plan de Acci6n
de un Aio identificaran como el Condado de Collier gastara los fondos de las becas de CDBG y
HOME que anticipan a recibir en los siguientes anos. La Asignaci6n Anual puede ser aproximada
mente $3,000,000 para actividades elegibles que beneficiaran a residents de ingresos muy bajos,
bajos a moderados.

Los Fondos de CDBG podran ser usados para actividades que incluven, pero no limitados:
* adquisici6n de propiedad real;
* Recolocaci6n y demolici6n;
* rehabilitaci6n de estructuras residenciales y no residenciales;
* Construcci6n de instalaciones pfblicas y mejoras, como facilidades de agua y
alcantarilla, calls, centros vecindarios, y la conversion de edificios de educaci6n
para prop6sitos elegibles;
* Servicios Publicos;
* Actividades que relacionan a la conservaci6n de la energia y recursos
energ6ticos renovables;
* Provisi6n de ayuda a negocios motivados de ganancia para llevar a cabo
actividades de desarrollo econ6micos y actividades de creaci6n de empleo/retenci6n.

Los fondos de HOME podran ser usados para actividades que incluven, pero no limitados:
* para proveer compra de casa o asistencia de financiamiento de rehabilitaci6n a
propietarios elegibles y nuevos compradores de vivienda;
* Construir o rehabilitar albergar para el alquiler o la propiedad; inclusive
adquisici6n de sitio o para mejoras, la demolici6n de albergar ruinoso;
* Fondos para proporcionar contratos de arrendatario-baso para ayuda de
alquiler de hasta 2 ahos si tal actividad es consistent con su Plan Consolidado y
justificado bajo condiciones de mercadotecnia locales. Esta ayuda podra ser renovada.

Las juntas siguientes de la comunidad estan abiertas al public y proveedores de servicios de agen
cias sin ganancias y otros individuos interesados son favorecidos a tender:

River Park Community Center
301 llth Street North
Naples, FL
10:00-12:00 am.
Wednesday September 15, 2010

Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples, FL
4:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Immokalee Community Park
321 North N 1st St
Immokalee, FL
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday September 22, 2010
Si usted require asistencia especial o servicios ofrecidos bajo el Acto de Americanos Incapacitados,
o si require asistencia con traducciones o traduzca en el idioma del signo, por favor Ilame al
Departamento de Vivienda, Servicios Humanos y Veteranos al (239) 252-2901 no menos de dos dias
antes de las reunions comunitarias.

Immokalee Bulletin

Immokalee Bulletin September 9, 2010

Students First

Education Foundation at
By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
So you know The Education Founda-
tion of Collier County for its annual Golden
Apple teacher recognition program, but
there's a whole lot more much more
the Foundation is doing daily to support
education in the Immokalee community
and across the county. Just a few days ago,
The Foundation visited classrooms to de-
liver "Connect With a Classroom" grant
money to be used by our teachers for their
many meaningful and very creative proj-
ects. Highlands Elementary School and
Pinecrest Elementary School led the way
for Immokalee schools with grant awards.
Eight grant checks were handed out at
Highlands. Teacher Cathy Stack received
five for programs that'll teach her students
about the Holocaust, show them how to
create a business, and then four others with
rather interesting titles: "I'm So Terrified I've
Got Goosebumps," "The Latest Thing was
Discovered at the Invention Convention,"
"Vroom! And They're Off," and "To Infin-
ity and Beyond." Highlands teacher Valerie
Concidine had two projects funded: "High-
lands Hawks Butterfly Garden and Ecosys-
tem" and "The Monarch Raise and Release
Project." Teacher Todd Holappa will teach
his Highlands students how to grow a gar-
den with the help of a grant. Six "Connect
With a Classroom" grants were funded for

Pinecrest Elementary School teachers. Mia
German's "Got Games?" project and two
for teacher Cindy Sans' students: "Centered
on Learning" and "Sound it Out -Shout it
Out!" Teacher Katherine Sapp's "Reading
Each Month of the Year" program was
funded, as was teacher Karri Strong's "ABC
Extravaganza." And Pinecrest's Patricia Za-
wodny's "Adventures in Writing" project
received a grant. Two awards were deliv-
ered at Eden Park Elementary School. "Go
Take a Hike," a project of teacher Tammy
Miller, and one submitted by teacher Belin-
da Sanchez involving teaching and rein-
forcing the alphabet and sounds received
funding. Over at Immokalee High School,
teacher Janette Bosetin's "Literacy and
Mathematics" program received one of the
larger grants in the amount of $1,641 from
the Suncoast for Kids Foundation/Sun-
coast Federal Credit Union. At Immokalee
Middle School, two of teacher Courtney
Cassidy's projects were funded: "Out of
this World Immokalee Family Literacy and
Science Celebration" for $870, donated
by the Southwest Florida Workforce De-
velopment Board, Inc., and "Turning into
Reading," funded by the English-Speaking
Union. We mention them, Suncoast, and
the Workforce Development Board as ex-
amples of the generous community sup-
port for this grant program.
To see a complete list of all of the district
grants, go to www.ConnectWithAClass-

Fresh GED Connection Series begins next week

It's that time again for the GED Connec-
tion TV show to begin airing its informative
series. If you're planning to take the Gen-
eral Educational Development (GED) exam
anytime soon, you'll want to be sure and
catch this program that provides adult learn-
ers with the skills and knowledge needed
to prepare for and pass the newly revised
GED exam. The GED Connection series
combines 39 video programs, print materi-
als, and Internet learning activities to make
studying for the test exciting, engaging, and
effective. From the first episode through the
last, GED Connection takes an in-depth look
at the five subject areas covered on the GED
exam -reading, writing, math, science, and

social studies. The helpful series also pro-
vides assistance with a multitude of topics
within these subject areas. Tune in to The
Education Channel, cable 99, each week-
day at 6:30 a.m., and 10 p.m., beginning
Friday, Sept. 17, to catch all the 30-minute
To prepare for the GED exam in a class-
room setting, you're encouraged to take
advantage of GED preparation classes of-
fered at no cost at the following locations:
Immokalee Technical Center, 508 North 9th
Street, in Immokalee, 239-377-9900.
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology,
3702 Estey Avenue, 239-377-0984.

Presidential address to students scheduled

The President will address the nation's
students on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Sept. 14, is a scheduled Early Dismissal
Day for all Collier County Public Schools.
High school students will be dismissed at
11:05 a.m., elementary school students at
11:50 a.m., and middle school students at
12:50 p.m. on that date.
The White House has yet to announce
the time of day the address will be deliv-
ered. If it is scheduled to be delivered dur-
ing the school district's abbreviated school
day, schools will show it, however, parents
choosing to not have their child view the
address will be given the opportunity to opt
out. A Presidential Address Opt Out form is
posted online at www.collierschools.com

with a direct link in the What's New? area
near the top of the home page. It is also
posted on the Parents page. Copies of the
form may be obtained from any school and
from the school district's Communications
Services Departmentvia e-mail at: info@col-
lier.kl2.fl.us, or by phone at 239-377-0180.
Parents wishing to opt out should com-
plete the form and return it to their child's
In the event school is not in session when
the address is shown live, teachers at any
level may show a recording of it at a later
time at their discretion, but they must give
timely notice to parents or guardians giving
them the opportunity to opt out.

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County businesses support

'Get on the Bus' luncheon

Helping our students come to school
prepared with what they need to begin the
school year is a community priority, and
back-to-school timing presents great oppor-
tunities to help.
Back-to-school activities are the kick-off
to The Education Foundation's Get On the
BusT" initiative, which will inspire everyone
to consider how they might get involved in
supporting the success and future of Collier
County through education.
On Sept. 22, The Naples Beach Hotel &
Golf Club will host a Back to School Lun-
cheon for The Education Foundation of
Collier County. The luncheon is presented
by Fifth Third Bank, and teachers, princi-
pals, students and community members
will come together and "get on the bus" in
support of education. This luncheon is also
supported by e Bella Magazine. In the morn-
ing, educators will work together in a Build-
ing Bridges session co-sponsored by Florida
Power & Light and Grant Fridkin Pearson
Athan & Crown, PA. For more information,
or to purchase tickets ($75 each) for the
Back to School Luncheon, please call 239-
Part of this back to school kick-off is the
second Back to School Supply Drive gener-
ously organized by Fifth Third Bank, which
will help local school children with materials
to be ready for school.
"Through this partnership, Fifth Third
Bank hopes to equip children -- who might
otherwise go without these essentials -- with
all of the tools and materials they need to go
confidently in the direction of their dreams,"
said David Call, President and CEO, Fifth
Third Bank (South Florida).
School supplies can be dropped off at
any Fifth Third Bank location in Collier
County through Sept. 10. Suggested items
include #2 pencils, spiral notebooks, 8 or
24-count boxes of crayons, washable glue
or glue sticks, full-size boxes of tissue, anti-
bacterial wipes or hand sanitizer, gallon- or
sandwich-size zip lock bags, etc. Donations
of gift cards to office supply stores or retail
school supply vendors are also welcomed;
The Education Foundation will purchase
supplies from the school-issued supply list
and distribute during the drive.
The cornerstone of Get On the BusT" is
the development of an interactive, online
space through which schools and commu-
nity intersect. The Education Foundation will
soon be launching a website to help build
the technology capacity through which

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The EDUCATION Foundation
Engaging Our C un iand Schools
community and schools connect in efficient,
collaborative ways. Kaleigh Grover 2010-11
Chair explains, "We are looking forward to
serving all students, families, educators, and
schools to better connect with our commu-
The site is expected to launch in Octo-
ber, but visit www.GetOnTheBusCollier.org
to learn more and to sign up for the launch
About The Education Foundation of Col-
lier County
Founded in 1990, The Education Foun-
dation of Collier County is an independent
not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization that
engages our community and schools in
pursuit of a quality education for every
child. Everyone has a role to play in edu-
cating our community's children. We invite
you to find your seat and get on the bus!
Visit www.EducationForCollier.org or www.
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(www.CharityNavigator.org) has awarded
The Education Foundation the highest 4-star
rating for sound fiscal management for two
consecutive years.

School district schedules early

dismissal day for next Tuesday

The first of seven School District of Col-
lier County early dismissal days is set for
Tuesday, Sept. 14. The early dismissal time
for elementary, middle, and high school
students is three hours earlier than the dis-
missal time on other days.
The early release day is for the purpose
of school improvement inservice for all
staff, especially as they work in design-
ing challenging and engaging lessons for
our students. The district hopes that this
advance notice will allow for after-school

child care arrangements to be made.
The six remaining scheduled early dis-
missal days for the 2010-2011 school year
are October 6, December 9, February 9,
March 8, May 19, and June 9 -the very last
day of the school year.
To view the entire 2010-2011 school
calendar, go to the home page of the dis-
trict Web site (www.collierschools.com)
and look under "Calendars" on the "Quick
Links" menu on the far left side of the

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The Shelter for Abused Women & Chil-
dren will once again be hosting a series of
activities throughout October as part of the
certified domestic violence center's National
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Cam-
As in previous years, the series of events is
designed to raise awareness about intimate
partner violence, educate about available
programs and services, as well as involve
the community in helping to prevent abuse
before it begins, protect victims and prevail
over violence in our homes, neighborhoods
and community.
Educating with Emery Boards
Saturday, October 2, 2 p.m. to 4
Volunteers will hand out Shelter emery
boards at ten Publix locations in Collier
County in an effort to raise awareness about
National Domestic Violence Awareness
Month and The Shelter's life-transforming
programs and services.
Youth Symposium
Saturday, October 9, 1 p.m. to 4
Co-sponsored by Hodges University and
The Shelter's Youth Advisory Council, this
event features Danielle Joy Linheart present-
ing information about dating violence and

healthy relationships.
Immokalee Linguistics Community
Monday, October 11, 9 a.m. to 11
Held in Immokalee, this event features a
panel of speakers discussing services avail-
able for children and domestic violence vic-
tims within the community.
Women of Color Caucus Meeting
Friday, October 15
Held at The Shelter's Naples Office, The
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Women of Color Caucus will meet to dis-
cuss issues and identify critical needs across
the state of Florida.
Haitian Symposium
Saturday, October 16, 8 a.m. Regis-
tration, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Program
Hosted and sponsored by First Baptist
Church Naples, this event is designed to
provide Haitian pastors and members of the
community the opportunity to learn more
about domestic violence and healthy rela-
tionships with presentations by The Shelter
and keynote speaker Dr. Gaston. An Agency
Fair will provide guests information about
services available for victims in our com-

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Saturday, October 16, 6 p.m. to 11
The Shelter's Director of Programs, Lisa
Reddick, will emcee this special event and
provide a domestic violence awareness
overview to those in attendance.
Presentation to the Dental Association of
Collier County Thursday, October 21, 6 p.m.
A Shelter Advocate will present "Domes-
tic Violence in the Workplace" and provide
those in attendance information on local
services available for victims of domestic
Strut Your Mutt
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. at Germain BMW, Naples The Shelter
is partnering with the Humane Society Na-
ples for this annual Pet Halloween Costume
Contest complete with prizes for winners,
local vendors and adoptable pets! Beyond
helping our four-footed friends, the event
raises awareness about the fact that animal
cruelty is domestic violence.
Immokalee Children's Fair, Vigil and
Peace March
Tuesday, October 26, 3 p.m. Fair, 6
p.m. March
Join The Shelter's Immokalee Outreach
Office for an afternoon of awareness and

fun! The day begins with a Children's Fair
complete with games and refreshments,
as well as booths by local service agencies.
At 6 p.m., the community joins Shelter staff
and volunteers for a police-escorted Peace
March/March on Main Street complete with
a Vigil commemorating those lost to domes-
tic violence, honoring victims and survivors
and advocating for peace in our homes.
InVEST Legal Symposium
Thursday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 2
Attorneys, law enforcement, judiciary,
advocates, court personnel and other legal
service providers will delve into the issue of
batterer accountability as The Shelter's In-
VEST Advocate provides ideas, insight and
training to community partners in an effort
to send a clear message to abusers Collier
County is a violence-free community!
Immokalee Health Fair
Saturday, October 30, 9 a.m. to 2
The Shelter's Immokalee Outreach staff
will provide a presentation on intimate part-
ner violence and the impact of abuse on
one's health during this community event.
For more information on The Shelter's
National Domestic Violence Awareness
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CDC recognizes National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Free testing

Centers for Disease Control and Preven-
tion (CDC) estimate fifty-three percent (53%)
of new HIV infections occurred among men
who have sex with men (MSM) in 2006. By
the end of 2007, MSM accounted for 61.5 %
of reported cases of HIV infections in adult
and adolescent men. MSM also accounted
for 47% of all reported adult and adolescent
HIV cases in 2007 and continued to repre-
sent over 50% of all reported AIDS cases
among adult and adolescence men during
the same year.
In Florida, at least:
1 in 22 MSM,
1 in 29 white MSM,
1 in 12 black MSM,
1 in 18 Hispanic MSM and
1 in 20 other MSM are living with HIV/
For this reason, the HIV/AIDS Network of
Collier County (HANCC) is proud to sponsor
the following FREE events celebrating Na-
tional Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
from Sept. 12-16. Some of these sites will
be offering Rapid HIV testing with same day
results. Others will offer traditional testing
with a two-to-three week wait for results.
Sept. 13
FREE HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medi-
cal Center; FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Collier
County Health Dept.- Immokalee
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
1-4 p.m.
Sept. 14
FREE HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medi-
cal Center; FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Collier
County Health Dept.- Immokalee
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
1-4 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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FREE HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medi-
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County Health Dept.- Immokalee
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
1-4 p.m.
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Sept. 16
FREE HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medi-
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8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Sept. 17
FREE HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medi-
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8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Rapid HIV testing at Collier County Health
Department in Naples is normally $20. The
next time we will be offering FREE Rapid HIV
testing is on Oct. 12, 13 & 14 and November
30 & December 1 & 2. For more information
regarding these events, or HIV/AIDS in Col-
lier County please contact Deborah Harris,
Collier County Health Department HIV/AIDS
and Hepatitis Program Manager, at 239-252-
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness
Day is sponsored by the following HANCC
Collier County Health Dept.- Naples. Call
Collier County Health Dept.- Immokalee:
Call 239-252-7300.
Marion E. Fether Medical Center:
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Planned Parenthood of Collier County:
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