Our Work



The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) Education Council works with local schools to develop and  retain economically literate students.

Our Mission

To collaborate with the Village of Estero and Estero Area 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.

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 a relevant hands-on experience that gives K — 12 students basic knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

To volunteer, or to learn more about the Junior Achievement Initiative please contact Jim Shields, jimshields@fl-office.com.

2nd Grade Pinewoods & 2nd Grade Three Oaks Elementary volunteerism, please contact Jeremy Jasper, jeremy@NAVAED.com or Co-leader Jim Shields, jimshields@fl-office.com.

5th Grade Three Oaks & Pinewoods elementary volunteerism please contact Meg Dardanova miglenka2000@yahoo.com.

8th Grade Three Oaks Middle School JA Program volunteerism please contact: Amy Kuchenbecker, akuchenbecker@emanufacturing.com, 440-567-3448

11th Grade JA Class, Estero High School volunteerism contact Jeremy Jasper jeremy@NAVAED.com or Kenny James, kjames@jamesagroup.com 239-438-2415


The Estero Education Initiative placed dozens of volunteers and reached hundreds of students in 2018/2019. Be a part of this initiative.


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