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2023 volunteer expo

Annual Get Involved Collier Volunteer Expo

The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), of the Greater Naples Chamber, invites all Southwest Florida community members to learn more about opportunities to get involved locally at the ninth annual “Get Involved…

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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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Early Learning

Kindergarten Success Creates School Success

The 2023-2024 public school year is underway! Collier County Public School students returned to the classroom on August 10. For incoming kindergarteners, the Florida Department of Education (FL DOE) requires…

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Hurricane Season: Be Ready

It was ten months ago that Hurricane Ian unleashed its devastating winds, rain, and storm surge on Southwest Florida’s beautiful Gulf coast. Less than six years ago, Hurricane Irma dealt…

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School Starts Soon! Resources To Be Ready By August 10.

Attention, Collier County Public School (CCPS) families! School starts soon! Students report back to classrooms on Thursday, August 10, hopefully refreshed from an active, enriching summer. Parents who are looking…

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Collier County Summer Camps, Activities, and Resources

For students, the end of the school year signals long days and no homework. For parents, it can mean added stress of juggling their children’s daily activities with ongoing work…

May 2023 Goal Groups

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…