A group of local migrant children were upset by images they saw of adversity against law enforcement. They knew of officers who were kind to them, who helped them with incentives to study and who gave them advice. So these youngsters set out to show their support.

For weeks the children and teenagers made huge banners, bracelets, pottery and trinkets. They used points earned at the Gargiulo Education Center in North Naples to buy things from the center’s store. Then they delivered the items to the local Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Ashley Pimentel, 15, a sophomore at Gulf Coast High School, was one of the leaders in the effort . . . read more here

Andrea Stetson – Parent & Child Magazine (March 2020)