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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…

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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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Immokalee Foundation Middle School Career Pathways Applications Open

The Immokalee Foundation invites rising middle schoolers – 6th, 7th, and 8th graders – to apply for their Career Pathways Program. Supporting elementary through high school students, The Immokalee Foundation’s…

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David Lawrence Centers Encourage Children’s Mental Health Awareness

Nationally, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is recognized between May 7 and May 13, 2023. On May 11, 2023, to raise awareness and highlight the significance of the conversation, the…

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JumpStart Scholarships Available to the Collier County Class of 2023

Champions For Learning is pleased to offer fifty (50) one-year state college scholarships in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation to Collier County high school seniors. These scholarships will…

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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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Be Future Ready Day to Help Students With Financial Aid and School Applications

Future Ready Collier hosts Be Future Ready Day on Saturday, March 25, 2023 for Collier County students wanting assistance with financial aid and school applications. From 11am until 4pm, representatives…