Champions For Learning
The Education Foundation of Collier County, doing business as Champions For Learning™, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1990. Our organization exists to create life-changing learning experiences for every student. Working with a vision of a community that is 100% engaged in support of student success, Champions For Learning serves a unique role in bringing the community together to support a culture of learning and innovation.
The team at Champions For Learning™ is constantly updating our blog with resources for students, educators, and the community. Take some time to browse our recent posts and contact us if you have any questions!
Champions For Learning is a partner with and backbone organization supporting Future Ready Collier, a collaborative network of community members, organizations, businesses and schools working to ensure every child in Collier County is ready for Kindergarten and every young person enters adulthood with a vision and a plan to accomplish that vision. Future Ready Collier is the Collier partner for the regional FutureMakers Coalition.
Mission & Goals
Equip and prepare students for their future learning and career goals.
Value, empower and support teachers and principals to ensure the highest impact learning experiences for every child.
Engage and energize our community in support of student success.
"Champions For Learning has given me so many opportunities, I am so grateful to have been a part of this program."
- Hailey 2019 Graduate
"I really wanted to get involved with an organization and thanks to mentoring I was not only able to help a young person, but also have them impact me. The people at Champions For Learning are wonderful. They create amazing support. Volunteering with them has been very satisfying and a wonderful experience. "
– Jack Toren
Take Stock in Children Mentor
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Champions for learning has taught me to fish. They have taught me so many skills, which will allow me to succeed in the future."
– Melissa 2018 Graduate
"When we motivate students to learn, they prove that progress can happen far beyond the four walls of a classroom. When we to building relationships, celebrating success, and setting high expectations we empower them."
– Amanda McCoy Manatee Middle teacher
"As a community, we have to place value on learning, and we have to support it actively. One way to do that is to create opportunities for educators to collaborate and share best practices. It’s pretty simple, the stronger we make our teachers, the stronger their students will be."
– Cindy Helton Suncoast Credit Union, Executive Director
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
February 12, 2021
Learn more about Night of Champions, where we honor community leaders who are connecting student to their future.
April 23, 2021
Learn more about this community celebration honoring teachers and the difference they make in our students’ lives.
Learn more about how our work is impacting students, families, and teachers in Collier County. Champions 101s are informational sessions that serve as an introduction to who we are, what we do, and how to help.