In Collier County, many great organizations have worked diligently every day to support families, young people, the schools and others through their programs. Some organizations were bringing partners together and leveraging resources to maximize the impact of their initiatives, or within geographies. But few connected or coordinated their efforts against larger, community-wide goals.
In 2015, an opportunity emerged to do more for children and families through coordinated efforts. Starting with new leadership at key organizations (Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Naples Children & Education Foundation, Community Foundation of Collier County) connected to collaborative efforts at Champions For Learning and Collier County Public Schools, and a spark was created.
What would it look like if we started to learn and understand the entire picture of results for all children in Collier and figured out how to work together to do more?
That conversation has led to almost 60 organizations working together to ensure every child is Future Ready, through concrete goals and strategies that are aligned and leveraged across organizations.
Everyone can be part of this effort. Teams are working on system level improvements to strengthen and expand supports for families and young people. You can act individually by taking on a future ready mindset and engaging your friends, colleagues and family members.
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