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Newsletter Update from FRC Director Emily Budd-Schepperly

It has been an eventful and exciting start to the school year, with Future Ready Collier’s collective impact perspective reflected through important meetings and initiatives. At our networkwide kick-off in…

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Future Ready Collier Adopts New Action Groups

Future Ready Collier was organized around two distinct goals: help young children be ready to thrive when they reach kindergarten, and support older children as they graduate and prepare for…

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Future Ready Collier Makes a Difference

If you work in or around education and kids in Collier County, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Future Ready Collier. There’s even a good chance you know about…

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May 2023 Goal Groups: Recap and Recharge

With another eventful and impactful Collier County public school year drawing to a close, members of Future Ready Collier’s Goal Groups convened in May to assess progress to date and…

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Room to Read Developing Haitian Creole Books for Southwest Florida

When the global education organization Room to Read launched its literacy project in Southwest Florida, it was both an exciting development and an indicator of a sobering reality. Room to…

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Dr. Leslie Ricciardelli Named New Collier County Public Schools Superintendent

At a meeting of the Collier County Public School Board on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, Dr. Leslie C. Ricciardelli was elected to the role of superintendent, by a vote of…

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Future Ready Collier Participates in On the Table SWFL

On March 30, 2023, people gathered across Southwest Florida to discuss pressing regional issues, organizational priorities, needs and wants, stresses and strains, and how collectively we build a more thriving…

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News Success Stories

CCPS Online School Registration Benefits Local Families

For families who are new to Collier County Public Schools (CCPS), their free online student registration system may seem like business as usual. However, it was only recently that registration…

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Emily Budd-Schepperly is Future Ready Collier’s First Dedicated Director

Champions For Learning is pleased to announce that Emily Budd-Schepperly has joined the staff team in the newly created role of Future Ready Collier Director.

February 2023 Goal Group Meetings

Collier County Capacity Challenges: Workforce and Housing

Graciously hosted by the Guadalupe Center at their striking new campus in Immokalee, Future Ready Collier Goal Groups joined together on February 9 and 10 for focused conversations and shared…