Prep students serve on Immokalee Immersion Trip
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Over February break this year, nine Prep juniors and three senior leaders traveled to Immokalee, Florida, for a week-long immersion experience. Immokalee is the center of the region's agriculture industry and home to many immigrant and migrant families who work the vast fields which produce a large amount of the United States' fresh produce. Also, the federally recognized Seminole Tribe of Florida has one of its six reservations in the area.
During their time in Florida, the group worked with agencies like Habitat for Humanity, Saint Matthew’s House and the Immokalee Soccer School. The group also met with speakers to learn about topics like education, food justice and immigration, and how various social structures impact the community of Immokalee. On their last full day in Florida, the group drove to Miami to meet with Belen Jesuit Preparatory School where they shadowed students and learned about our brother Jesuit school.