News & Events


Be Future Ready Day – February 24, 2024

Join Future Ready Collier for Be Future Ready Day on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Coastland Center from 11am to 2pm. Be Future Ready Day is a free community-wide event…

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College & Career

Important FAFSA Updates

A recent notice sent by the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) shared that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is expected to open by December 31. A November…

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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…

FL DOH Big Bus Event 11.2023

Florida Department of Health Annual Big Bus Event

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is excited to announce that the Annual Big Bus Event is set to take place on November 4, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm!…

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Celebrate Literacy During National Book Month

October is National Book Month in the United States, and the perfect time to celebrate literacy and the joy of reading. As a collective impact network, Future Ready Collier is…

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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…