One of the best-kept secrets in Naples is tucked away in the industrial area off of Old US 41 In North Naples. Those that are aware of the Gargiulo Education Center, know of the great work that is being done there. The Center is transforming lives of impoverished, latchkey students through education. Among its programs are the Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Program teaching real-world skills to all of the almost 70 migrant students enrolled in the free after school and Summer programs. The students learn work skills such as: etiquette, operations, administrative, marketing and technology, among others. They are taught through a hands-on approach as well as through experiential educational outings to places such as Memory Care Centers, Country Clubs and the Naples Airport, to name a few . . . read more here.

Old Naples News (March, 2020)