Our Work

Education Council

The ECCL Education Council works with local schools to develop and  retain economically literate students.

Our Mission

To collaborate with the Village of Estero and school leaders and professionals, to support students, teachers, and administrators in ways that enhance the quality of education and contribute to a better quality of life in Estero and surrounding communities.

What we’re doing…

The Education Council’s Vision is to assure quality educational organizations and programs contribute to an improved quality of community life resulting in a recognition that Estero and surrounding communities are recognized as a destination where people want to live, worship, conduct business and educate their children.

Education Campaigns…

Lee County Schools

Student Retention
Education Ambassadors
Economic Literacy


Junior Achievement

2-5-8 Educate
Volunteer Recruitment and Training

FGCU - Institute for Entrepreneurship

Business Development
Economic Expansion
Graduate Retention

About Our Schools

Public Schools
Private Schools
Secondary Education

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BE the Difference in a Kid’s Life

BE the Difference in a Kid’s Life

The Estero Education Initiative and ECCL Education Council have partnered with Three Oaks Middle School to mentor academically "at-risk" students. We are seeking volunteers who would like to help a child and invest in the future of our Estero youth. This is not a...

Call for School Volunteers

Call for School Volunteers

The Estero Education Initiative is looking for adult volunteers to serve immediately at Three Oaks Middle School with 7th and 8th-grade students.  The students are part of the AVID program that promotes being college and career ready.  AVID’s mission is to close the...

Volunteer for Junior Achievement

Volunteer for Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young school students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, help plan their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA seeks volunteers to provide...


Estero Area Excellence in Education Celebration 2019

Estero Area Excellence in Education Celebration 2019

Thanks to Master of Ceremonies Clay Miller, NBC2 Morning Anchor and co-sponsors The Club at Grandezza and Lee Health Coconut Point, the ECCL Education Council hosted its 2nd annual “Estero Excellence in Education” celebration at The Club at Grandezza on December 3,...

4th Annual “An Evening Under the Shadow Wood”

4th Annual “An Evening Under the Shadow Wood”

Monday DECEMBER 16, 2019 6:00pm Shadow Wood Country Club 22801 Oakwilde Blvd (map) The much anticipated 4th Annual “An Evening Under the Shadow Wood” tickets are now available for purchase.  One of the premiere fundraising events in Estero is back to benefit the Arts...

Become an Estero Education Ambassador

Become an Estero Education Ambassador

The ECCL invites you to be an "Estero Education Ambassador" Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. "2 - 5 - 8 Graduate" "Inside the Classroom 11 Thursday, September 26 I4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Village of Estero Chambers 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Estero, FL 33928...

2-5-8 Program featured in Estero Life Magazine

2-5-8 Program featured in Estero Life Magazine

Estero Life Magazine featured the Estero volunteer efforts of the Education Council in their magazine on August 2, 2019. "Have you taught your middle schooler how to balance a checkbook yet? Or explained to your 7 year old what taxes are? Thanks to the Estero...

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