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College & Career Resources

Post Hurricane Irma Student Resources

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Champions For Learning, a partner in Future Ready Collier, has compiled resources for Florida Students Post Irma and completing the FAFSA verification process.

Hurricane Irma Resources for Florida Students, click here.

Resources for Completing the FAFSA Verification Process, click here.

To see the original resource post by Champions For Learning, click here.

Posted by Kristin Peras
News Resources

Collier County Community Assessment Online Link is LIVE!

Whether you call Collier County home seasonally or year-round, your voice matters!  Help us determine Collier County’s challenges by participating in this community needs study. #yourvoicecollier

In an attempt to better understand the needs of residents of Collier County , as well as the assets in Collier County, The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, along with a group of strong community partners including: The Community Foundation of Collier County, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Collier County Public Schools, The Conservancy of SWFL, Arthrex, and city and county government offices, has contracted Q-Q Research Consultants to design and implement a community assessment for Collier County, Florida.

The goals of this assessment are to:

1) identify probable unmet service needs and gaps within Collier County,

2) identify possible community assets and resources, and

3) provide findings that will allow stakeholders to develop priorities and strategies to address the identified needs and gaps and to utilize and mobilize existing community resources.

The link to the Collier County Community Assessment survey can be found here. The deadline to complete the survey is December 15, 2017.

For more detailed information regarding the community assessment, go to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation website, by clicking here.

Posted by Kristin Peras
College & Career News Resources

FAFSA now open

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The FAFSA gives students access to the largest source of federal and state grants, federal work-study funds, and student loans. Completing the FAFSA is also a requirement by most colleges who offer intuitional scholarships as well as community based and private scholarships. Financial Aid from the FAFSA may be used to pursue a variety of degree and programs including Associate and Bachelor degrees as well as Career, Technical, and Vocational Certifications.

In Collier County, community-based organizations with an education focus have partnered together to help our students gain access to financial aid opportunities by completing their FAFSA. Trained volunteers partner with local high schools to help students navigate through the FAFSA process in one-on-one sessions. Check out these various opportunities for help in completing the FAFSA.

Together we have learned that for every 10% a school increases it’s FAFSA completion rate, it’s college going rate increases by 3%.
The Future Ready College & Career Readiness workgroup is continuing to work on increasing FAFSA completion with a goal of 46 % completion in the county.

We want to ensure that our young people graduate high school on track to obtain a degree or credential – – and to be Future Ready.

Posted by FRC Admin