Our Work

Education Council

Our Purpose

To collaborate with Estero 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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Open Letter to Members in Support of Our Schools

Open Letter to Members in Support of Our Schools

Dear Community Residents & Businesses, In two weeks, the start of one of the most, if not the most, uncertain school years in our lifetime will begin. This comment is not hyperbole. The first day of school in our Estero area will be Monday, August 31. On this day,...

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...

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More students equals more schools needed in South Lee County

More students equals more schools needed in South Lee County

Ever wonder why we need to build new schools in south Lee County?  The linked infographic identifies K-12 students in the Estero Area and South Lee County. This information will be used in the Village of Estero Community database so new residents can determine...

Breaking Par at Grandezza Virtual Gala

Breaking Par at Grandezza Virtual Gala

Check out the awesome Virtual Gala held for Junior Achievement on April 24th!  “Breaking Par at Grandezza” Was Held Friday, April 24th“Today is survival. Tomorrow will be a success, then a Celebration”. Unfortunately, COVID-19 forced us to postpone one of Junior...

Breaking Par at Grandezza Postponed.

Breaking Par at Grandezza Postponed.

The ECCL is a sponsor of the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Breaking Par at Grandezza event. Both organizations are monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are taking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended precautions...

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...

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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