The Q81 Summer Enrichment Program has provided the opportunity to take one or two courses, depending on their need. Following the morning credit-recovery curriculum, the students have a variety of activities, including popular guest speakers, classroom discussions, college visits and field trips that had taken the students outside of Pahokee. The 2012 Program travelled to the Miami Marlins game, Palm Beach State College of Belle Glade, CBS News 12 station, Greenacres Bowl, YMCA Indiantown and to Universal Studios Orlando. Additionally, organizations participating during the Q81 Summer Enrichment Program, included the Miami Dolphins, AmeriCorps, Smart Money Management, City of Pahokee, the Palm Beach Sheriff Office and the Pahokee Housing Authority.
“We are proud to learn the results earned by the students, where their GPA has increased,” says Anquan Boldin, Pro Bowl professional football player and native of Pahokee, FL. “We want the students who need the extra help to have it without being held back a school year. If the students work diligently through the program, they have the opportunity to complete coursework, while increasing their grades. We want to continue creating positive programs such as this one for years to come.”
“Everglades Preparatory Academy strives to provide its students with the most comprehensive and quality educational opportunities possible,” said Emilia Fanjul, founder and chairwoman of the board of Everglades Prep. “We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Anquan Boldin Foundation and Florida Crystals for a second year to offer unique summer enrichment courses to our high school students, free of charge.”
The collaboration between the Anquan Boldin Foundation and Florida Crystals, a Palm Beach County-based sugar producer, was established in April of 2011 to support the educational and developmental programs for youth and families in the tri-cities of western Palm Beach County, where the sugar company has a majority of its Florida operations.