John Henry, a mentor in The Immokalee Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program and a TIF board member, has been named “Mentor of the Year” for the state of Florida by the Take Stock in Children program. He will be formally recognized during the program’s state conference in Tallahassee in January.
Henry has been a volunteer board member for TIF for three years and served as the TSIC board liaison to the 18-member TIF board for two years. He currently mentors three Immokalee High School students – Elijah Arreaga, Kerby Henry and Elijah Basile – all of whom nominated Henry for the prestigious honor.
In 2001, TIF brought TSIC to Immokalee. Since then, the program has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. Qualified seventh-grade students who successfully fulfill their required pledge to earn good grades, exhibit good behavior and meet weekly with a mentor are awarded a full college scholarship upon high school graduation.