“When I’m president, I am going to make sure all kids get to learn about STEM and the jobs they can do.”
– Lizbeth, 4th Grade Participant in Teacher-Driven STEM Programming

With the goal of making sure teachers and principals are valued, empowered and supported to ensure the highest impact learning experiences for every child in Collier County, Champions For Learning offers a variety of ways teachers can be connected with their community.

We invest in and share teachers’ great ideas through the Classroom Grant/Find It Fund It portal. With the ability to apply for grant funds up to $2,000, teachers can implement innovative and engaging projects in their classrooms, supported by the local community.

This opportunity moves beyond the individual Classroom Grant and focuses on strategic projects that impact the school as a whole.

Through this process, educators have the opportunity to share a best practice with their community and fellow teachers. Each school in Collier County is invited to put forward a teacher to be recognized as a Teacher of Distinction to participate in this process to share and grow their best practice. The process culminates in the selection of six Golden Apple recipients.

Building community relationships can be key to a successful classroom. Through a variety of programs, our local educators are connected to the Collier County community, ensuring engaging opportunities for their students.

825
teachers actively engaged
160
great grant ideas funded
32000
students impacted

Our Impact

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