Last week, #FutureReadyCollier accepted the Unsung Heroes of Community Resilience Award along with many other great heros within Florida! Congratulations to all for a well-deserved recognition! #FCAN2018 #CreateTheFuture #FCANHero
Special thanks to the organizational support of Champions For Learning and the amazing FRC network partners. Photo Credit: Florida College Access Network
Please join David Lawrence Center at their 5th Annual Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium for a screening of physician, parent and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, MD’s award-winning documentary, Screenagers, followed by an engaging, solution-centered discussion with the film’s Executive Producer, Lisa Tabb. Take a dive into how parents are raising children in a digital age and the effects on mental health. See the flyer for more information.
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.
Collier County Public Schools announced a Virtual Financial Aid Information Night scheduled for October 11, 2017.
Prior to Hurricane Irma, all Collier County High Schools had Financial Aid Information Nights planned for students and families, but were not able to re-schedule them all.
The event will also be streamed LIVE online and on The Education Channel (cable 99).
Click here for more details.
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.
On July 20, 2017 Future Ready partners Champions For Learning, Collier County Public School District, Community Foundation of Collier County, Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Florida SouthWestern State College, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Guadalupe Center, Naples Children & Education Foundation – Naples Winter Wine Festival and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. met with the Editorial Board of the Naples Daily News to share about the work we’ve all been doing together to get Collier – Future Ready.
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