Estero Education Initiative

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Estero Education Initiative2018-09-18T08:30:59+00:00

Keeping the best and brightest for Estero's future

The best way to improve the long-term economy, quality of life, and residential satisfaction is to invest in the education of its student population. To improve the retention and quality of all ages of students in Estero, the Estero Education Initiative is activating volunteers to mentor, coach, guide and teach our students.

Click the presentation below for an introduction to the program.


Partners in Education

The Village of Estero and Lee County Schools’ leadership signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to assuring that our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce, and to encourage the “best and brightest” to keep their talents in Southwest Florida.

Councilman Nick Batos, the Village of Estero’s liaison to Lee County Schools, collaborated with the Lee County School Board and the Principals of our Estero schools to evaluate how to best utilize Estero volunteers to make the most of their talents and experiences for the benefit of our students. A variety of opportunities are now available including tutors, mentors, and many others. The opportunities are also flexible as to days and hours as well as functions.

You are now invited to join the many volunteers that give their time and talents to our Estero community. Our school volunteer program acts as a vehicle to provide additional educational resources to students, teachers, and other staff members. Each person involved with our school-level volunteer program performs an essential role.

We look forward to receiving your Education Ambassador application and sincerely appreciate your willingness to give back to our Estero Community. Please help us to spread the word by sharing this with your friends, neighbors and Estero community contacts.



  • Lee County School Foundation
  • Estero Chamber of Commerce
  • Estero Council of Community Leaders
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer Program


  • Memorandum of Understanding signed


Don’t have time but want to support this effort? Donations can be made that directly support the recruitment, training and placement of local volunteers in Estero schools.


Village of Estero and Lee County School District joined forces as partners in education on May 21, 2018

Lee County School District Chairman Cathleen Morgan and Village of Estero Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble sign the Memorandum of Understanding, with Village Manager Steve Sarkozy looking on. Village of Estero Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble and [...]

May 21st, 2018|Education, News|

Village of Estero and Lee County School District to join forces as partners in education in ceremony at 10 a.m., Monday, May 21, at Estero High School

The Village of Estero and the Lee County School District will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a Joint Educational Advocacy Task Force at 10 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Estero High [...]

May 16th, 2018|Education, Events, News|

School District agreement, board appointments, assisted living facility and NCH among items reviewed by Council on March 21, 2018

Action Items Memorandum of Understanding between the Village of Estero and School District of Lee County  Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the School District of Lee County.  This agreement will develop a joint [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Education, News|

Estero High School students honored at Council meeting on March 7, 2018

Left to right: Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble, Councilmember Howard Levitan, Jessica Walsh, Councilmember Jon McLain, Cody Hutcheson, Councilmember Jim Wilson, Mayor Jim Boesch, and Councilmembers Nick Batos and Katy Errington. Some of the [...]

March 7th, 2018|Education, News|