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:

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

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

News & Events

Happening in Our Community

Free Help with FSA ID and FAFSA

To apply for most financial aid and scholarships, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student AID. More commonly called by its acronym, FAFSA is an online form…

FAFSA Completion Events Announced for October 2021

Every year on October 1, FAFSA opens to high school seniors and anyone considering post-high school education during the following school year. This annual application is the key to receiving…

Future Ready Collier Case Study Released

A recent comprehensive case study explores Future Ready Collier’s history, goals and drivers, network, reasons for success, and long-term direction. As a collective impact network of more than 60 Collier…

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Contact Information

Champions For Learning is the organization facilitating the collaboration.

Contact Lisa Church

  (239) 643-4755
  info@futurereadycollier.org