Future Ready Collier - Naples, Florida

What is

Future Ready Collier?

A network of organizations, businesses, schools and community members working to ensure every child in Collier County, Florida, is ready for Kindergarten, and every young person enters adulthood with a vision and plan to accomplish that vision.

Future Ready Collier is the Collier partner for the regional FutureMakers Coalition, seeking to transform the Southwest Florida workforce by increasing the number of college degrees, certificates or other high-quality credentials from 27 percent to 55 percent by 2025.

Why

Future Ready Collier?

Most communities, including Collier County, have a variety of programs and institutions targeted toward children and youth at different ages and stages. The time is now to strengthen partnerships to leverage improvements in education and the community to deepen our collective capacity to build and sustain a dynamic economy that works for everyone. Working together toward some specific community-wide goals will leverage resources to really move the needle for children and families in our community.

The future of our community is only as strong as the next generations. Let’s all be Future Ready Collier.

Goal:

Getting all children ready for Kindergarten

Engage families with tools and resources to support the early development of their children.

Improve the quality of existing early childhood education providers.

Increase the number of high quality early childhood education spots available to low-income families.

Identify and/or develop appropriate data indicators for early learning goal and priorities.

Goal:

Helping our young people graduate ready

Increase the % of students completing the FAFSA.

Develop and connect community strategies to keep students engaged in school, on track for college and career ready.

Provide community-based internships for 100% of career academy and other interested students.

Develop local strategies to connect students to ongoing community-based support in post-secondary experiences.

Thank You

To Our Sustaining Partners

News & Events

Happening in Our Community

Future Ready Collier Releases 2020 Annual Update

Future Ready Collier has released its 2020 Annual Update. The report tracks long-term data trends, and provides updates on the network’s overall goals and initiatives. Click here to read the…

Learn About Talent Strong Florida

On October 7, Future Ready Collier hosts a virtual community conversation with the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) about their Talent Strong Florida initiative. Talent Strong Florida joins stakeholders in…

CCPS Goes Back to School on August 31

Collier County Public Schools reopen for the year on Monday, August 31. This includes back to school for both in-person, on-campus learning and digital or other home-based options. CCPS created…

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Contact Information

Champions For Learning is the organization facilitating the collaboration.

Contact Lisa Church

  (239) 643-4755
  info@futurereadycollier.org