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Don’t Forget FAFSA is Now Open!

Need help paying for college? Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick. It gives 12th graders and college students access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or technical school. In Florida, colleges will also determine your eligibility for state and school aid. Applying early is the key to ensuring you are eligible for the maximum amount of aid.
The 2018-19  FAFSA is now open! 
For more locations to get free assistance to complete your FAFSA click here.
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Night of Champions Honorees Announced!

We are proud to announce their 2017-18 Night of Champions honorees.

These honorees are being recognized at the Night of Champions event on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. These individuals will be honored for their impact on the lives of students through mentoring, leadership, collaboration and community involvement with educators or students. These honored Champions exemplify what it means to make a commitment to our students and their future.

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Champions For Learning Awards $49,000 in Grants to Collier County Teachers

On October 3, Collier County teachers were surprised by Champions For Learning board members, volunteers and supporters as they received funds for their classroom grants.

During the course of the day, Champions For Learning awarded 104 grant checks that totaled $49,314 to 39 schools. The checks will provide teachers with the funds needed to implement creative and innovative learning experiences for students.

These classroom grants were requested by Collier County teachers through the online grant portal on Champions For Learning’s website. The community can go to the website and fund requests (up to $2,000).  This online grant program began in 2003, to enable the community to support teachers.

Thanks to a charitable gift from Suncoast Credit Union, which supports the technology and capacity for the classroom grant portal, 100% of community contribution goes into supporting teacher grants.

The following provided significant contributions to fund specific teacher grants:  Suncoast Credit Union, Florida License for Learning License Plate Fund, Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Music Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County, and Perna-Rose Foundation for Hope.

There are still opportunities to fund a teacher’s great idea. Click here to support local classrooms today!

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Fund-A-Need!

Help students and teachers come back to school with resources needed to succeed!

Help Students:

  • $100 – provides a calculator essential for the ACT/SAT
  • $500 – provides a college field trip and career expierences
  • $1,000 – provides laptops and much needed technology

Help Teachers:

  • Book sets that help students discover a love for reading
  • Science kits for fun and engaging experiments
  • iPads to support hands-on learning

To see the needs of students and teachers click here.

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Champions For Learning Takes on the University of Central Florida

On August 3, Champions For Learning’s student programs took 25 rising seniors to tour the campus of the University of Central Florida.

During this tour, students were able to see the academic buildings, campus recreation, and visit first-year housing. Students also were able to experience UCF’s dining hall, 65 South.

To continue to expose students to the college life, Champions For Learning will have more college tours throughout the year.

You can help provide such experiences for our students by funding a need. To see the needs of students as well as teachers click here.

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It Takes a Village to Support Great Teachers: Teacher Workshops Opportunities

Sign up and start the year with fresh ideas!

  • PBS Learning Workshop: Join us to learn more about PBS Learning Media and the Florida custom service. Presented by Paula Sklodowski from WGCU. RSVP at www.wgcu.org/events and click Special Events. Click here to see the event flyer.
    • When: Monday, August 28
    • Where: Champions For Learning Office, 3606 Enterprise Ave. Suite 150 Naples, FL 34104
    • Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Building Up SteAm: Moving Art Across the Curriculum: Hear from community organizations about their art contest,field trips, and ways to weave art throughout the curriculum. RSVP by Sept. 8th to Amy Snyder at ASnyder@ChampionsForLearning.org.
    • When: Tuesday, September 12
    • Where: Champions For Learning Office, 3606 Enterprise Ave. Suite 150 Naples, FL 34104
    • Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

*MIP points are available for each workshop

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Attention Teachers! Classroom Grant Portal Open!

The grant request portal is now OPEN for teachers to submit requests for funding for classroom projects for the 2017-18 school year.
The deadline to be considered for the License for Learning funding, and other funding from the Connect With A Classroom Grant Fund is September 11, 2017.
After September 11, you may continue to post grant requests for community consideration throughout the school year.
Click here to view instructions for existing users and new user profile creation.
New to the process? Attend a Connect With A Classroom grant application workshop on Monday, August 21 at 4:30 pm at the Champions For Learning offices. Limited to 40 participants; please RSVP to Amy Snyder at ASnyder@ChampionsForLearning.org by August 16.
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College and Career Checklists

Click here to see the 8th grade through rising 9th grade Checklist

Click here to see the 9th grade through rising 10th grade Checklist

Click here to see the 10th grade through rising 11th grade Checklist

Click here to see the 11th grade through rising 12th grade Checklist.

Click here to see the 12th grade Checklist

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Congratulations College Graduates!

We are extremely proud of our recent college graduates and would like to wish them good luck on their future endeavors!

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Congratulations Real World Learning Model Graduates!

On May 11, Champions For Learning celebrated the 42 seniors who graduated from the Real World Learning Model College & Career prep program.  This lovely event presented by BMO Financial Group and hosted at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of the students.   Students applied for and were selected for this program as juniors and have made a weekly commitment in working toward their goals.

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