Southwest Florida EducationWorks
Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties


GPS (Great Programs Synergizing), an NCEF strategic initiative, is a consortium of out-of-school time providers in Immokalee that work together to address the needs of the at-risk students by providing enrichment opportunity and academic safety nets.

GPS: FGCU Leadership Academy

Annually, 75 high school students participate in a two-day leadership camp held at Florida Gulf Coast University. This opportunity is focused on providing a full college experience, creating Future Ready students. LEARN MORE

Close Up High School Conference

Annually, 10 students receive a GPS scholarship to attend this conference over spring break. These students will experience a 6 day/5 night program exploring D.C.’s key institutions and historic sites. Together, they will learn about how their government works and discuss current issues facing their community and country.

College and Career Readiness

GPS organizations provide students with a wide variety of college and career readiness tools:

  • ACT Preparation
  • Career Panels
  • College Tours
  • Internships