Florence Jelks

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Immokalee Groups Join Forces For Recreation By ALLEN BAKTLETT -- «men were · County Reporter gettmg together m an attempt to get previously lacking r j . IMMOKALEE - Two .m- organized recreat.on for Ira- mokalee organizations of con- mokalee youth ^ resident prjce ^ Both recently formed organ- the bu Iding wa izations were started when used as completely as ,t could ga'ngs of youths were found to be , ,. wandering the streets at all hours of streets until late at night. THE TWO organizations now have joined forces to seek a YMCA ,n , Immokalee, spokesmen spokesmen for the two organizations said-Thursday Florence Jelks, president of the charter-seeking Concerned ST S °/rTM T « Workers (CCW), said efforts tor organize the group was H$£ taVTM 8 "" '" front of her house. work with the organization in devd p n g a you ^8TM- Water donated weigM trammg ^PTMTM' TM Nap es YMCA donated boxmg E workins with youth in begar work ng with youth m s ^ llnterest areas ' such ab "WhaT' we're working on Wha we re working on overall is to get a l Y M C A here TM tZd wfth a number of Immokalee and hev community," she said. l facility is a ^ (hat ,, the ^ eloped by nexl year, "there ^ y Cons 4, rab i e drop i" "= crime rate in the ^ ccw has organized three youth dubs , a 'Me league and other pro- 8 V P* ng "wholehearted "wholehearted support" to the proposal, but will not dissolve - -- -' Mrs. County Commission chair- tion with youths involved, Mrs. Jelks said. During a lengthy conference, conference, citizens learned that five gangs of black teen-agers had formed, were using condemned condemned houses for clubhouses and were using clubhouses for pot arid drinking parties, skipping school and sometimes storing stolen goods. "THEY ASKED us to es- Mrs. Jelks said. A movie at a theatre in Immokalee Immokalee had given the youth the idea of forming gangs, she related. Meanwhile, a group of Im- ed "by this summer to youth off of the streets and to give them something educational educational that also has recreational recreational value." THE ORGANIZATION of businessmen are exploring the possibility of obtaining a now lacking public swimming facility for the youth of Immokalee. Immokalee. Walker said that during a recent junior deputy camp at the Naples YMCA, "80 out of 89 Immokalee children that came couldn't swim. "The majority of the youth in Immokalee can't swim. One of our biggest needs is to give saas-£sr-- B, ^ 8 J tab e and pinball ^i^ ^ ^ ^ sought backing of business- B f ^ y , were P q MRS 6JELKS said the . CQ ^ration" from bulinlssmen. beng P° P S S

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  1. The Naples Daily News,
  2. 21 May 1976, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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