Education

Show America Some Love


Kids in our community have an opportunity to write an essay, poem or draw a picture that tells us, “Why I Love America.” This non-political essay contest is an ongoing project to rally the patriotic spirit in our community, our country, and beyond. “The contest is designed to help and inspire our kids to think about what we all have […]

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age


The Greater Marco Family YMCA, in cooperation with the David Lawrence Center, will host a showing of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age,” followed by a question and answer session, on Thursday, May 17 from 7-9 PM at the Marco Y Youth Development Center. The documentary explores the struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet […]

2018 Teachers of Distinction


Champions For Learning hosted the 28th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. During this event the community honored and thanked the Golden Apple Recipients, Teachers of Distinction, and Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year. Champions For Learning invited each Collier County School to put forward an educator and best practice to […]

TBE Kindergarteners Learn the Ins and Outs of Earth Day


Kindergarteners at Tommie Barfield Elementary School (TBE) learned all about the importance of wildlife conservation recently. In honor of Earth Day, the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary hosted a special presentation for the students, in which they were encouraged to think critically about their carbon footprint. “Today we’re teaching children about Earth Day, the importance of it—about conservation […]

Local Business Owners Increase Cash Flow and Profits With Perfect Accounting Practices


“The profitability of local small businesses in Naples is directly increased by a professional accountant or bookkeeper who understands and keeps current on changing tax laws and accepted accounting principles, who can monitor the financial records of the business correctly, and show the business owner ways to increase the cash flow of their business,” says Kathleen Lettau, CEO and Founder […]

MIA Ethics Bowl Team Best in State


Ethics is defined as the “moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.” In the 1950s when I went to high school and college, there was not much need to consider ethics, much less discuss it. We mostly did as we were told. If we were caught doing otherwise, we were punished. It was that […]


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