The reason I help Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee is the children. By providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children to grow and learn helps establish a foundation for their future. The teachers provide developmentally appropriate activities to build strong skills for success when the children enter elementary school. In addition, I love how Pathways provides tuition assistance for continuing education opportunities and certifications for the teachers and staff (and parents) to improve their skills and knowledge.
Susan Nunner, Pathways Board Member
As the child of immigrants, I was confronted with entering elementary school without a total comprehension of the English language. Neither of my parents spoke English sufficiently to assist in school work. There were many roadblocks and embarrassments until I became capable in the language.

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee is a great beginning. Not only are the children exposed to the English language, they are also provided social and technical skills that are not available at home. This greatly reduces difficulties, like the ones I faced, and will give them a leg up upon entering elementary school. This is why I joined the Pathways’ team as a board member and volunteer 18 years ago.

Jerry Carbone, Pathways Board Member
As a Board Member of Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee, I will never forget my first impression when I visited the school. I got a wonderful feeling seeing the babies and students enjoying themselves in a very healthy, educational environment.
Vincent A. Keeys, Pathways Board Member
I joined our Board of Directors because I knew Pathways was a great organization with a great history of helping some of our most needy children. I remain on the board because how dedicated our staff is to love and care for our children, to educate and teach them English and nourish them so they can learn and succeed. My hope is that our children will be prepared, not only to start school, but to be successful in school and all they choose to do in their lives. It is so rewarding to attend Pathways annual graduation celebration to see the children move forward confidently.
Gary Wilson, Pathways Board Member
My first introduction to Pathways was in 1987 when I was helping with a Halloween party. Even though the building was in an old wash house, the children were so happy! I saw first-hand that this was because of the dedicated, loving teachers and all the school supplies, books and toys in the classrooms. Thanks to your continued financial support, Pathways is now a beautiful, fully accredited preschool with the latest technology, preparing children for success in elementary school.
Prudence Boyson, Pathways Board Member