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 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:

Ensure all children are Kindergarten ready.

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:

Ensure all youth are provided support during their elementary and middle school years.

Provide support between early development and college & career to assure student success.

Support access and availability of quality out-of-school activities and programs.

Provide support to families and students to navigate opportunities and information.

Identify and/or develop appropriate data indicators for school success during elementary and middle school years.

Goal:

Ensure all young people are career ready by graduating high school on track to obtain a degree or credential.

Increase the % of students completing the FAFSA.

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

Provide local internships for 100% of career academy and other interested students.

Connect students to community-based support in post-secondary experiences.

Thank You

To Our Sustaining Partners

Mrs. Lavern Gaynor | Sustaining Partner Future Ready Collier
The Larson Fund

FRC News & Events

Summer Recommendations for Students and Families

It’s summer in Collier County! What does that mean for Collier County students and families? Of course, enjoying the time off from school, and also using that time to get…

May 2022 Future Ready Collier Goal Group Updates

In its capacity as a collective impact network, Future Ready Collier (FRC) commits to regularly hosting meetings of its three Goal Groups. Quarterly, Goal Groups convene to discuss Future Ready…

B.E.S.T. Standards and Literacy in Collier County

Florida’s newly established English Language Arts B.E.S.T. Standards are being integrated into public school curricula. The ‘Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking’ Standards were created following a state executive order in…

FAFSA and Jump Start for Financial Aid and College Access

At Future Ready Collier, we talk a lot about the importance of consecutive milestones in education. For example, helping students thrive in early learning increases the likelihood of academic and…