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**NEW** Resilience and Diversification Regional Action Team

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FutureMakers Coalition is excited to announce the formation of the new Resilience and Diversification Regional Action Team led by Peter Oscody, PhD, Founder, PreneurDomain.  This new Regional Action Team is focused on ensuring our region’s workforce and economy are resilient by cultivating a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. Toward that end, entrepreneurial education is an indispensable cornerstone in the development of a thriving economy, especially in regions like Southwest Florida where small businesses and startups play an instrumental role. These enterprises not only create a dynamic economic atmosphere but also fortify the economic resilience of the area. By cultivating an educational environment that emphasizes entrepreneurial skills and mindset from K-12 onwards, we can set the foundation for a more robust and adaptive future for Southwest Florida.

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Changes are coming for the 2024-2025 FAFSA

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The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the form that high school seniors and college students must complete in order to apply for federal financial aid. Additionally, there are states, colleges, universities, and scholarship organizations that may also require and use the FAFSA information to determine student eligibility for their aid.  By not completing the FAFSA, many students cannot access need-based financial aid, as well as access to federal student or parent loans.

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