Florence Jelks

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NAPLES DAILY NEWS 9un.. Au**t*. PLAYTIME - Reyes Sanchez, right is one of 82 Immokalee Community Action Migrant (CAMP) Day Care Center in youths working as part of a federal-state program for Immokalee. The three youngsters with him are, left to right, summer youth employment. He is working as a tutor at the Darrin Box, Merle (Mom and Lorene Jackson. TUTORS --These students are tutors at the CAMP Day Ion, Reyes Sanchez, Alexander Davis, the supervisor, Care Center. In front is Ricky Jackson while in the back Mrs. Thelma Adderly, housekeeper and assistant row, left to right, are OfelU Munoz, Margie Dimas, Lee visor. Williams, Sandra Handy, Earthenia Strange, Gloria Pies- Immokalee Work Program Doing r SUMMER LIBRARIANS - Deborah Wilder, left, and Constance Wilder are two of the four students working at the Collier County branch library t 1 .; summer. Here they are making signs in preparation for a visit to the library by children " .m Frostproof. Photos by Tippins By JOHN TIPPINS County Reporter IMMOKALEE - Eighty-two Immokalee students are learning job skills and earning money through summer employment in the federal-state work experience program enacted in .the county this year. Immokalee has 82 of the approximately 190 students employed in the county through the program. The rest are working the Naples and Everglades City area. Mrs. Florence Jelks, principal at Bethune School in Immokalee,. is coordinator of the program for the Immokalee Immokalee area. She reports that the students, who range in age from 14 through 22, are hot only receiving good work experience but are also giving something to the community. Under provisions of the law setting up the program; the students must work for public or non-profit making organizations., , A breakdown in Immokalee shows 35 are working at the various schools around the community, 13 are with the Community Action Migrant Program (CAMP), nine work for the Division of Forestry and eight are at the Immokalee Day Care Center. Five work at the state Agricultural Research Center, four are with the Collier County branch library, two each are at the Collier County Health Clinic state employment office and the food stamp office and one each are at FIroida Rural Legal Services and the mental health clinic. The Jobs vary from maintenance type work for many of those employed at the school to get the facilities in shape for opening later this month, to secretarial functions performed in offices. Some of the most rewarding jobs are those for the students who are working this summer as tutors for the CAMP day center at Our Lady of Gaudalupe church. The students help children from migrant families ofter taking them of field trips and supervising recreational activities. One side benefit, Mrs. Jelks reports, is that some of the students have been offered jobs either during the school year or after graduation because of their work this summer. The program is administered locally through the Florida state employment service with the funding coming from the U.S. Department of Labor's Manpower Administration. The new program is called Rural Area Work Experience Placement Program of Summer Out of School Youth and received its backing from the federal Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) which became law last December. Besides being between the ages of 14 and 22, the students must also be registered in a school and the family income must not be above a figure set by the Department of Labor based upon the size of the family. The salary is $2 an hour for a 40 hour work week. Immokalee was able to add about 25 more students to the program when the county received 50 additional slots about three weeks ago. Mrs. Jelks noted that without the program, many of the students would not havejobs this summer. HELPING HANDS - Alexander Davis is shown with his group at the CAMP Day Being taught now to make a key chain are, left to right, Don Green, Junior Dimas, Calderon, Jerry Daniel and Byron Pray. HOE DOWN - Oscar Lcya, George Leal, Fidel Alviar am) the Division of Forestry In Immokalee. They are four of nine Victor Manuel Salaiar, left to right, work on the grounds at students employed in the program at the forestry office. TEACHER AND STUDENTS - Ricky Jackson, far right, has a Urge class under his tutoring at the CAMP Day Care Center. In front Is Martha Sanchez while in the second row, left to right, are Sony* Madina, David Johnson, Cassandra Washington and Anthony Scott. In the back row, left right, are Blanca Montez, Mercedes Sanchez, Elizabeth Roit, Margaret Medina, Stephanie Banes, Maridson Minoi and Rosaro Perez. ·

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  1. The Naples Daily News,
  2. 04 Aug 1974, Sun,
  3. Page 57

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