NPR-WGCU: Taste of Immokalee Teaches Students Business and Life Skills

Posted on September 19, 2018

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This story originally aired on WGCU Southwest Florida (NPR-member radio station) on September 18, 2018.

By Mike Kiniry and Julie Glenn

While most home chefs may fancy their salsa as worthy of a slot on a grocery store shelf, there is one local group that took that inspiration and turned it into not only a business but a teaching non-profit that serves up spice and inspiration. Taste of Immokalee is a student-run initiative that teaches high school kids about business, the food industry, and marketing, among other things. We’re joined by Yvelande Astreid, she’s assistant to the Taste of Immokalee executive director, and Marthe August, a junior at Immokalee High School.

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